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Monday, May 22

Alzheimer's & Vitamin E

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Vitamin E may slow down Alzheimer's and ease caregiving, according to a JAMA report. See how vitamin E improved daily activities in dementia, including shopping, preparing meals, planning and traveling.

The Good News Is 80% of Strokes Can Be Prevented

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

It's National Stroke Awareness Month. Experts Offer Tips on How to Recognize and Prevent Strokes & Vascular Dementia.

The Heart Still Remembers

VIDEO:

Melvyn Amrine may not remember the details of his life since his Alzheimer's diagnosis, but he sure proved that his love for his wife transcends memory.

Sunday, May 21

Why More Skinny People Have Alzheimer's

Studies have found an association between Alzheimer’s and the low BMI of thin people. New findings suggest this is not a causal relationship. Find out more.

How Lewy Bodies Affect Life Expectancy

LEWY BODIES are proteins that cause Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's and related diseases such as "multiple system atrophy with parkinsonism" and "Parkinson's disease dementia". A new Mayo Clinic study helps patients who want to know the answer to a difficult question: “How long will I live?”

Diagnosing Dementia: Alzheimer's May Really Be Mini-Strokes

Memory problems are too quickly diagnosed as Alzheimer's. (In Alzheimer's, the culprit is amyloid-plaque in the brain.) New research shows a more common memory-culprit may be vascular dementia, caused by stroke, mini-stroke and high blood pressure. Learn the difference and why the right diagnosis effects therapy and treatment.

Friday, May 19

The Reel Truth: Senior's Home Abuse Caught on Camera

PREVENTING ELDER ABUSE VIDEO:

How trustworthy are care facilities? While care professionals tend to be outstanding, self-sacrificing, hard-working and compassionate, even one careless moment can quickly snowball into elder abuse. Watch this true story.

Thursday, May 18

5 Dementia Myths, 5 Dementia Insights

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S VIDEO:

Terry Berry has early-onset dementia. See her bust 5 of the most common myths surrounding Alzheimer's & offers positive insights on living well with it.

Wednesday, May 17

What Do Aricept, Exelon & Razadyne Do?

Teepa Snow
DEMENTIA MEDICATIONS VIDEO:

See Teepa Snow talk about the top medications for Alzheimer's & dementia. In plain English, she explores what they do and how they work. Get clarity on Aricept, Exelon and Razadyne (generic donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine).

4 Doctors on Caregiver Burnout

PBS VIDEO:

Caregiving takes a real toll physically, emotionally and financially. 4 doctors & 3 authors offer tips on helping your family's caregivers.

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