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Monday, March 1

What to Expect from Dementia's Brain Changes

TEEPA CARE VIDEO:

Teepa Snow explains what to expect as dementia takes over the brain. Learn how our fascinating brains work and affect our behavior.

Lithium May Halt Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

A study at McGill University shows that lithium given in micro doses may be capable of both halting signs of advanced Alzheimer's pathology and recovering lost cognitive abilities. Find out more.

Drop In on Friends with Alzheimer's

VIRAL VIDEO:

Alan Beamer has Alzheimer's and a message. It's a powerful message to friends and it went viral, surpassing a million views and counting. See why it touches anyone who knows anyone with Alzheimer's.

Sunday, February 28

16 Years Before Alzheimer's, Blood Test Detects Symptoms

DIAGNOSIS RESEARCH - VIDEO & ARTICLE:

A simple experimental blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s – long before they show signs of confusion and memory loss.

Will BRAVYL Reduce "Wandering" in Advanced Clinical Trials?

Woolsey Pharmaceuticals on Feb. 18, 2021 announced the launch of a Phase 2 CNS study of a medication intended to reduce wandering in dementia patients. Learn more.

Discovery of Biomarker Could Predict Alzheimer's in Blood Test

DIAGNOSIS: A certain protein in the blood can be used to predict the eventual appearance of Alzheimer's. Will this allow for early intervention?

Friday, February 26

A Grandchild for One Day Keeps Dementia Away

CBS NEWS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

An intriguing study of 120 grandmothers might surprise you. Doctors know socially engaged people have better cognition and less dementia. But can a person get too much of a good thing? What's the right balance?

Oral Health for Older Adults

A GREAT DENTAL resource provides low-cost programs for American seniors. Also check out the website's free “how to” guide for communities.

Thursday, February 25

What is Vascular Dementia?

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA VIDEO + ARTICLE:
Vascular dementia is one of the 3 leading causes of dementia. When it appears together with Alzheimer's, as it often does, it is called "Mixed dementia". Learn what causes it and how to identify different types.

Wednesday, February 24

Caring for Vascular Dementia

TEEPA SNOW CARE VIDEO:

Vascular dementia poses unique challenges to caregivers. Learn how vascular dementia differs from Alzheimer's. See how to make life better, both for you and the one for whom you care.

Cerebrovascular Disease, Alzheimer's & Vascular Dementia

IN-DEPTH: VIDEO + ARTICLE:

What do arteries, veins and cerebrovascular health have to do with Alzheimer's? ( Cerebro-> brain. Vascular-> arteries & veins.)

Live in the Moment (From "Still Alice")

MOVIE CLIP & BOOK:

Alice Howland, happily married, 3 children, is a celebrated Harvard professor. She notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. Diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's. Heartbreaking and inspiring, see the film "Still Alice" capture in remarkable detail what's it's like to live with Alzheimer's. Learn about the struggles and how to better "live in the moment."