November 23, 2014

Caregiver Burnout

PBS SEMINAR - 4 DOCTORS & 3 AUTHORS:

While family caregivers give of themselves out of love, there are real physical, emotional and financial costs associated with caregiving. As we live longer and caregiving becomes a bigger issue in the U.S., learn what can be done to help yourself or the caregiver in your family.

November 21, 2014

Lyme Disease & Dementia

Called "The Great Imitator", Lyme disease can cause subtle dementia-like symptoms, such as difficulties with concentration and short-term memory. Learn how it is more common than we thought and why doctors often misdiagnosis it for everything from Alzheimer's to ADHD.

November 20, 2014

Harvard's Dr. Tanzi on Alzheimer's Risk & Prevention

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

Harvard's Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, one of the world's best-known Alzheimer's researchers, explores what we know about lowering the risk of Alzheimer's. Topics include turmeric, vegetarianism, coconut oil and what he actually applies to his own daily life.

November 19, 2014

Hypothermia & Dementia: A Cold Weather Hazard

WINTER PREPARATIONS:

Dementia means vulnerability to cold weather. A drop in body temperature, called hypothermia, can be deadly if not treated quickly. Mild hypothermia can happen anywhere, even in a house that is just a little too cool. Learn the steps a caregiver should take to prevent it.

I Wear Purple for My Mom - Alzheimer's Sweatshirt

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK:

Keep warm in this hooded sweatshirt, available in white or grey, that says:
I WEAR PURPLE FOR MY MOM - ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AWARENESS.
Heavyweight 90/10 cotton/polyester blend by Hanes. Drawstring hood and kangaroo pocket, stretch ribbed cuffs and waistband.

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November 18, 2014

4 Meaningful Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness. People with a dementia such as Alzheimer's need a special touch. Here are four insights.

November 17, 2014

Amyloid Causes Alzheimer's in More Ways Than One

Most researchers think amyloid plaque is the culprit behind Alzheimer's. They know it damages brain cells. Now they are finding it also accumulates in blood vessels. Learn how it accumulates, about the damage it causes and what to do to prevent it.

November 16, 2014

Thought of the Week: Loving You

P.A.R.T. Dementia is Alzheimer's without the Plaque

DIAGNOSING DEMENTIA: As doctors get better at diagnosing different types of dementia, treatment and research improves. The new discovery of a dementia type called primary age-related tauopathy (PART) may help people who have been misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's. In Alzheimer's, amyloid plaque is the most distinguishing feature. Find out how people diagnosed with Alzheimer's may actually lack any amyloid plaque and really have P.A.R.T. dementia.

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