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Friday, September 22

When Alzheimer’s Disrupts a Marriage

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Get new insights from a study on marital communication in dementia. See Allan on how his fairytale marriage has weathered his wife's advanced Alzheimer's.

Thursday, September 21

University of California's Alzheimer's Prevention Program

HEALTH VIDEO:

Can Alzheimer's be prevented or is that a false hope? Professor Gary Small, MD, Director of The UCLA Longevity Center, discusses the science of lower Alzheimer's risk. See research-based prevention strategies.

Wednesday, September 20

DOT: The Newest Alzheimer's Play

VIDEO:

"Dot" is a new play, opening the theater season in St. Louis. The entertaining drama deals with Alzheimer's artistically and factually. Artists teamed up with Washington University's Alzheimer's Center to offer a moving performance and an enlightening panel discussion. See clips from this eye-opening play.

Tuesday, September 19

Sense-of-Smell Alzheimer's Test

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists' offices. Find out why.

Monday, September 18

B Vitamins Vs. Brain Loss

DIET RESEARCH VIDEO + ARTICLE:

B vitamins protect the brain and lower Alzheimer's risk. How do they work? See which ones are best for various diets.

Sandwiched Between Kids & Alzheimer's - 5 Tips

"SANDWICH GENERATION CAREGIVERS" live sandwiched between their kids and their Alzheimer's parent. Now, in the "Back-To-School" season, all the new activity can add to an already hectic schedule. 5 tips can help keep the balance.

Sunday, September 17

Memory Changes: Are You Your Own Best Judge?

Can you diagnose yourself? An important study suggests that self-reported memory complaints might predict clinical memory impairment later in life.

“Just say no” to Behavior-calming Drugs for Alzheimer's

DICE model BEHAVIOR DRUGS & THE DICE MODEL:

Doctors write millions of prescriptions each year to calm people with Alzheimer’s. Learn how non-drug dementia-caregiving works better, while carrying far fewer risks.

Friday, September 15

5 Tips to Ease Sundowning in Dementia

SUNDOWNING VIDEO: See how the UCLA Dementia Care Program deals with end-of-day agitation and irritability, known as "Sundowning". A caregiver asks, "My loved one's behavior tends to get worse when the sun starts to go down. He appears exhausted and restless. What can I do to get him through this time of the day?"

Thursday, September 14

Best Time to Stop Medicine for Dementia

MEDICATION VIDEO:

Dr. Michael Mason explores various benefits of dementia medications, such as improved cognition, memory, behavior and lifespan. See the stages at which they are most effective.

Helping People with Dementia Stay Physically Active

6 HEALTHY TIPS to help you stay active with Alzheimer's, along with physical activities to do.

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