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Friday, January 17

Dignity & Dementia: Where to Draw the Line?

DIGNITY & CARE - VIDEO TIPS:

People with dementia deserve dignity and have rights. Where do we draw the line between encouraging personal choices versus following what caregivers think is best? See Dr. Murray Raskin & Dr. Linda Teri offer experienced tips.

Thursday, January 16

Tovertafel Magic Tables Beat Apathy in Dementia

TECHNOLOGY VIDEO:

Tovertafels awaken and motivate people with dementia. Dutch for "Magic Table", over 1,600 Tovertafels have been installed in care homes. See how they work.

Wednesday, January 15

A Good Night's Sleep Clears Alzheimer's Tau

A new study finds when young healthy men had a full, uninterrupted night of rest, their blood levels showed a reduced level of tau, the biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease. The level was higher when they lost just one night of sleep. Learn more.

Old Brains Like High Cholesterol

DIET VIDEO + ARTICLE:

People over 85, with a cholesterol increase, showed less decline in cognition and thinking. Should we stop our statins and change our diets?

Cerebrovascular Disease, Alzheimer's & Vascular Dementia

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."

Tuesday, January 14

De-escalating Distress in Dementia

TEEPA VIDEO:

Agitation, anxiety and aggressive-behavior can be hard for Alzheimer's caregivers to handle. Watch Teepa Snow show ways to de-escalate these distressing encounters.

Alzheimer's "Pacemaker" Works Well in Trial

CLINICAL TRIALS VIDEO:

Thin electrical wires were surgically implanted in the brain of Alzheimer's patients. Called "Deep Brain Stimulation", see how this brain "pacemaker" improves brain function.

Monday, January 13

Giving-Voice-Chorus Sings Alzheimer's Away

UPLIFTING VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Watch the huge "Giving Voice Chorus" come alive and rise above Alzheimer's. Get inspired by the music that Alzheimer's can't shake. Hear these singers' wonderful songs that help brighten their day, live in the moment & give glorious voice to people with dementia.

Antibiotics Weaken Alzheimer's

DRUGS: Long-term antibiotic treatment decreased Alzheimer's-causing plaques in the lab. It also helped the brain fight inflammation by enhancing the neuroinflammatory activity of microglial cells. Learn how.

Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis # 5: Lyme Disease

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Country music legend Kris Kristofferson Alzheimer's misdiagnosis ruined his career. Turned out he had Lyme disease. Learn about his remarkable recovery and the signs to look for.

Sunday, January 12

Eating More Ketones May Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

DIET VIDEO & ARTICLE:

Ketone-rich diets increase the SIRT3 protein that protects neurons from death during the progression of Alzheimer's disease. But how does it work? Find out more.