December 19, 2014

Dementia Should Be More Open

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See people share their insights into living well with dementia. This positive video challenges the stigmas of dementia, promoting inclusion in society and community support.

December 18, 2014

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

What causes memory problems? Often, it's plaque in the brain, which leads to Alzheimer's. Now, new research shows a more common culprit may be vascular brain injury. Find out about this type of cognitive decline from stroke, mini-stroke and high blood pressure. Learn why diagnosing the right cause effects therapy and treatment.

December 17, 2014

Alive Inside: Award-Winning Dementia Film Now on Disc

MOVIE OF THE WEEK (DVD & BLU-RAY)

This incredible dementia film shows the power of bringing personalized music to Alzheimer's. See the improvement in quality-of-life for a person with dementia and their family. Hollywood Reporter calls this film "Gloriously inspirational!" (Should everyone should start each day with a personal music list to bring them back alive?) See the trailer. Witness how a small daily music routine leaves people with dementia, their caregivers and everyone around them feeling more alive inside. This is a film with a message that needs to be spread.

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December 16, 2014

Turning a Dementia Patient's "No" into a "Yes"

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Managing Alzheimer's can be quite a challenge. A common symptom of people with Alzheimer's is their propensity to say "no". Changes in the brain can make it hard to understand many questions. Try using some of the tips in this video to manage anger, frustration, and help turn a "no" into a "yes".

Dementia Village In-Depth

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CNN's Dr. Gupta travels to Hogewey, a small village in Europe for residents with severe dementia.

Anemia Triggers Dementia. Fight it with a Good Diet.

Dementia-Anemia chart
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Anemia (low levels of red blood cells) increases dementia risk by 41%. There is much you can do about it. Learn what it takes.

December 15, 2014

Sundowning Care Tips

Get these tips for coping with "sundowning". (Sundowning is restlessness or agitation in the late afternoon or early evening in Alzheimer's.)

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