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Wednesday, November 21

10 Precautions for Celebrating Thanksgiving with Dementia

Thanksgiving turkey
HOLIDAY TIPS: On Thanksgiving, family and friends traditionally get together for a special meal. This can cause a person with Alzheimer's some confusion and anxiety. Here are 10 tips to make the holiday easier and more pleasurable.

Tuesday, November 20

God & Alzheimer's: Appreciating People with Dementia

TEEPA SNOW VIDEO:

Even in dementia, people of faith consider a person's soul to be whole and complete. Learn how to accept and appreciate the entire person even as their dementia progresses.

Monday, November 19

Simple Tests for Dementia

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

Simple dementia tests that anyone can do, from HealthDirect. (Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor.).

50% Less Memory Loss by Improving Sight & Hearing

VIDEOS + ARTICLE:

See how hearing aids and cataract surgery slow memory loss and fight cognitive decline. Learn what vision & hearing interventions can do to fight dementia.

Vascular Dementia for Professional & Family Caregivers

NEW VIDEO:

This crystal-clear 20-minute UCLA seminar outlines key facts about Vascular Dementia. Learn what happens, ways it compares to Alzheimer's, who it affects and how to treat and prevent it.

Why Bother with a Dementia Diagnosis?

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

Why get a diagnosis if Alzheimer's can't be cured? Watch England's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt explain some reasons why it's worth the trouble and can make all the difference in the world.

Sunday, November 18

Emergency Room "Paradise" Heals Dementia's Delirium

GROUNDBREAKING VIDEO:

Safe hospital stays with dementia should focus on preventing the all-too-common side-effects of delirium. See a special ER for seniors, equipped with brilliant features that speed comfort and care to this population.

A Crash Course in Alzheimer's & Dementia

TOP-RATED VIDEO:

This excellent 8-minute quick-course clearly outlines key facts about Alzheimer's. Learn what happens, who it affects and how it works.

Friday, November 16

Holiday Hints for Families Living with Alzheimer's

HOLIDAY SEASON - EARLY PREPARATIONS:

Tips to help caregivers & people with dementia when visiting family, friends & neighbors during the holiday season.

Thursday, November 15

Bill Gates On His Alzheimer's Mission

RESEARCH VIDEO:

One of the world’s richest people is devoting his resources to finding a cure to Alzheimer's. Bill Gates said his $100,000,000 donation last year is just the beginning. See Alzheimer's Advocate Maria Shriver interview Mr. Gates on the TODAY SHOW.

6 Tips on Repetitive Questions Due to Dementia

VIDEO:

"What's the time?" Repetitive questions are common in dementia, triggering frustration and anxiety in caregiver and patient alike. If you are ever at a loss as to how to deal with repetitive questions, check out these tips from UCLA Health.

Dementia-Friendly Buses

VIDEO & ARTICLE: LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

The "First UK" Bus Training Program helps people with dementia travel with confidence. Run by one of Britain's largest bus companies with 13,500 drivers, learn all about their Safe Journey Card.