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Friday, July 21

Hyperthermia & Dementia

SUMMERTIME ALERT:

Summer and dementia are a tricky combination. In dementia, be careful with the danger of hyperthermia (a kind of overheating) almost any summer day. Learn how to avoid the heat and get quick relief.

Thursday, July 20

Get Fired Up to Prevent Alzheimer's

TEDx VIDEO:

Can we take action to be mentally healthy throughout our lives? See Brain Scientist Dr. Owen Carmichael share clear, highly motivating insights.

Simply Put, How is Alzheimer's Different from Dementia?

VIDEO:

A down-to-Earth, plain English explanation of the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia.

How Insulin Gets into the Alzheimer's Brain and Where It Goes

HBO VIDEO + ARTICLE:

In an Alzheimer's lab, insulin delivered high up in the nasal cavity achieved lasting results in improving memory. Find out why Dr. W. Banks call this "one of those studies where everything is coming together."

Wednesday, July 19

How to Long-Distance Caregive

FREE BOOKLETS & CARE TIPS:

Long-distance dementia-caregiving has unique stresses. Learn what to do and how to help. Get a free booklet with suggestions on coping and succeeding.

Tuesday, July 18

Calming a Person with Dementia

TEEPA VIDEO:

Agitation and anxiety make caregiving tough. See Teepa Snow's quick techniques to comfort and calm people with dementia while smoothing out the caregiver's day.

Anticholinergic Warning

DRUGS & DEMENTIA - VIDEO+ARTICLE:

See how Benadryl and dozens of anticholinergic drugs show a strong link to Alzheimer's and dementia risk. Learn about alternatives. Take advantage of "The Anticholinergic Pocket Reference Card" for the elderly and people with dementia.

Monday, July 17

40-Page Free Book on Lewy Body Dementia

Cover of Lewy Body Dementia Book
FREE BOOK:

Now, you can get your free LBD book from the U.S. government's NIH. It gives insight into caregiving for LBD, with its challenges of cognition, movement, sleep and behavior. More than 1 million American adults are affected by Lewy Body dementia (LBD). Learn about this common cousin of Alzheimer's & Parkinson's.

Incredible Alzheimer's Plaque Animation

BRILLIANT ANIMATED VIDEO:

Plaque is the prime suspect behind Alzheimer's. What is it? Where does it come from? How does it do its damage? See this clear 3-D animation.

Sunday, July 16

Xadago for Parkinson's Hits USA Market

For the first time, Xadago tablets for Parkinson's are available in the USA. Xadago is a new Parkinson's disease drug that helps at those times of the day when a patient’s regular medications are not working well. Learn more.

Finding Joy in Alzheimer's Care

VIDEO:

See how people with dementia and their care partners can experience joy, humor and connection. With no cure, today's solution is to give great care. This TEDx clip talks about ways to set the bar high with empathy, patience and fun.

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Free Ebook:
15 Simple Things You Can Do to Know You Are Trying Your Best for Parents with Dementia or Memory Loss

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