November 24, 2014

NPH: The Alzheimer's Imposter

A shunt in a brain with NPHDIAGNOSIS VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT

What if someone you know was diagnosed with Alzheimer's but really has a condition that can be cured? See how an illness called NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) imitates Alzheimer's as much as 5% of the time.

November 23, 2014

Alzheimer's Agitation Drug AVP-923 Clears Next Hurdle

Agitation and aggression are among the most disruptive symptoms of Alzheimer's. They effect 60% of people living at home and 80% of people in care facilities. Learn about AVP-923 as it gets one step closer to availability.

Alzheimer's: If You Hate It, You Fight It

VIDEO:

B. Smith and husband Dan Gasby reflect on her devastating early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis, sharing their fight for a cure at the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation.

I Have Mid-stage Dementia. Here's What I Truly Need.

VIDEO:

Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. At the time she was a single mother with 3 girls, and a senior executive in the Australian Prime Minister's Department providing advice on science and technology. Six years into her dementia, see her talk about what it feels like and what you can do to help.

Caregiver Burnout

PBS SEMINAR - 4 DOCTORS & 3 AUTHORS:

While family caregivers give of themselves out of love, there are real physical, emotional and financial costs associated with caregiving. As we live longer and caregiving becomes a bigger issue in the U.S., learn what can be done to help yourself or the caregiver in your family.

November 22, 2014

Humorous Thanksgiving Prayer for Seniors

FUNNY VIDEO:

A "little old lady" elegantly shines a tasteful light on aging's foibles, delighting her audience of caregivers.

Don't Take It So Hard, For Your Brain's Sake

Stress
A medical study links psychological stress during the midlife years to developing Alzheimer's later on in life. Stresses include the range from divorce to a serious car accident. Find out how important it is to manage stress, along with 10+ ways to relax and de-stress.

November 21, 2014

Lyme Disease & Dementia

Called "The Great Imitator", Lyme disease can cause subtle dementia-like symptoms, such as difficulties with concentration and short-term memory. Learn how it is more common than we thought and why doctors often misdiagnosis it for everything from Alzheimer's to ADHD.

November 20, 2014

Harvard's Dr. Tanzi on Alzheimer's Risk & Prevention

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

Harvard's Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, one of the world's best-known Alzheimer's researchers, explores what we know about lowering the risk of Alzheimer's. Topics include turmeric, vegetarianism, coconut oil and what he actually applies to his own daily life.
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