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Monday, June 26

What Does Living with Alzheimer's Feel Like?

VIDEO:

Few movies and books capture the Alzheimer's experience like Dr. Lisa Genova's "Still Alice." See Lisa describe how "Still Alice" is helping families stay connected while living with Alzheimer's.

Memantine Improves Lewy Body Dementia & Parkinson's

Namenda / Memantine (Photo: Forrest Pharmaceutical)
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Memantine (Namenda / Ebixa) is FDA-approved for Alzheimer's. Learn about research showing it significantly improves memory and attention in Lewy Body Disease, Parkinson's and various types of dementia.

Sunday, June 25

Diagnosing Dementia's Symptoms for Nurses & Caregivers

VIDEO:

There is no one-stop test that diagnoses Alzheimer's. Doctors, nurses and caregivers must work together, considering the signs and symptoms. Even after a diagnosis is made, changes in the patient can reveal many diagnosis-changing details. Learn how you can help make and maintain an accurate diagnosis.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion

BOOK OF THE WEEK:

"I loved and needed to hear these stories. I am living these stories everyday. I loved the humor, the hope and the compassion of each of these authors!"

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? You are not alone. With 101 encouraging and inspiring stories by others like you, this book is a source of support and encouragement throughout the caregiving journey. This collection, especially for caregivers, is a joint project with the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Color Your Mind - A Book for Alzheimer's

NEW BOOK: VIDEO + ARTICLE:

"Color Your Mind" is a new activity book for people with Alzheimer's. It was created with insights from caregivers, neurologists, doctors, and, of course, people with Alzheimer’s. The activities, images, and approach were refined through visits to homes and care facilities. See the cheerful, inspiring coloring images in "Color Your Mind".

Why I Need a 3rd Party

NEW TEEPA VIDEO:

Big changes happen to people with dementia. Even bigger are the surprises caregivers experience. Dementia Trainer Teepa Snow has some great tips on how to handle them.

Two Mothers Remembered

A beautiful poem about mothers, dementia and love.

Saturday, June 24

4 Advantages of an Early Diagnosis

50% of dementia cases go undiagnosed or get misdiagnosed. Precious time is lost. Early care and support can make a tremendous difference and keep life from unraveling. Learn 4 advantages of an early diagnosis.

Friday, June 23

It's Not Alzheimer's. It's Just MCI.

20% of people over 65 have mild memory and thinking problems that don't interfere with day-to-day life. Doctors call this MCI, short for Mild Cognitive Impairment. Find out more about what it is and what to do about it.

Thursday, June 22

Lonely is a Man Without Love (by Dad with Dementia & Son)

SING-A-LONG VIDEO:

Ted McDermott may have Alzheimer's, but he never forgets a song. Millions are following him on YouTube. Enjoy this father/son duet, a delightful triumph of spirit over Alzheimer's! Sing-a-long if you like!

Tuesday, June 20

What Really Matters in Advanced Dementia

TED TALK: VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

In dementia, what do people wish for? Often, it’s comfort, respect & love. Dr. BJ Miller shares deep thoughts on creating a dignified, graceful life for patients nearing the end of life. Take the time to savor this moving talk.

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