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Saturday, January 23

When Memory Problems Do & Don't Predict Alzheimer's

RESEARCH: A new prognostic Alzheimer's blood test, given in the symptom-free stage, can clear up doubts about memory problems. It tells the difference between subjective memory deficits, such as normal side-effects of aging, versus pathological warning signs of Alzheimer's.

Wednesday, January 20

Controlling Your Insulin Level is the Best Way to Prevent Alzheimer's

TEDx HEALTH VIDEO:

Alzheimer's & brain insulin are so strongly connected, it's earned Alzheimer's the nickname, "Type-3 Diabetes." Watch this eye-opening, entertaining video to understand the connection. Find out what you can do.

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?

Tuesday, January 19

Brains are Nuts about Nuts

HEALTH CHART + 2 VIDEOS + ARTICLE:

In 4,000 elders, nuts boosted cognition by 60% and delayed memory decline by 2 years. See the "Healthy Nuts" chart, detailing the benefits of 10 different nuts. Watch these videos to learn why long-term, high nut consumption is a key to better thinking in older adults.

New Year's & Reminiscence Therapy

NEW YEAR'S TIP:

New Year’s Eve can still be a fun, enjoyable experience for loved ones with dementia. It's a perfect moment to reflect on past moments that warmed the soul. Learn how reminiscing makes for a great activity.

Sunday, January 17

Why Aren't More People Taking Aspirin to Prevent Vascular Dementia?

DIET & DRUGS - VIDEO + ARTICLE:

SALICYLIC ACID prevents vascular dementia, stroke and heart attack. Where appropriate, U.S. guidelines recommend getting it in food or from baby aspirin. Why don't doctors recommend it more often? Which foods work best?

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.

Why Each Alzheimer's Patient is Different

DIAGNOSIS & RESEARCH: Spend time with Alzheimer's patients and you quickly learn, "If you met one person with Alzheimer's, you met one person with Alzheimer's." Each patient's journey is unique. Researchers have uncovered one reason why: Memories are like fingerprints. Learn how the brain creates "memory fingerprints" and how this may lead to new, better Alzheimer's treatments.

2 Million Marijuana Smokers Up Stroke 17%

CBD Marijuana Chemical MARIJUANA VIDEO - Dr. Gregger:

Vascular dementia often results from strokes. In a huge study of 2 million pot smokers, hospitalization from ischemic stroke increased 17%. See more about this vascular-dementia-marijuana connection.

Thursday, January 14

SAGE Pen & Paper Alzheimer's Test

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Problems with memory or thinking? Check out this simple, written exam from Ohio State University Medical Center. Find out what made this outstanding test go viral.

Emergency Room "Paradise" Heals Dementia's Delirium

GROUNDBREAKING VIDEO:

Safe hospital stays with dementia should focus on preventing the all-too-common side-effects of delirium. See a special ER for seniors, equipped with brilliant features that speed comfort and care to this population.

Saunas Connected to Significant Protection Against Dementia

HEALTH VIDEO + REVIEW ARTICLE:

Going to a sauna 4-7 times a week, as opposed to once a week, lowered Alzheimer's risk 65% in a 20-year Finnish study. Learn more.