July 29, 2015

5 Smart Ways to Face Alzheimer's

Lady with Alzheimer's
VIDEO:

See how one lady faced the stigma of Alzheimer's and rose above its storm clouds. Learn why she continues to take part in her community and how she lives life with dementia to the fullest.

The Stress of Caring for Lewy Body Dementia

Teepa Snow giving a seminar
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Teepa Snow explains why Lewy Body dementia (LBD) poses special challenges to caregivers. Learn how LBD is different from Alzheimer's. See her demonstrate some of the unique stresses of caring for LBD.

July 28, 2015

What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering

FORGETFUL? Mild forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. If you are concerned about your memory, first know the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems.

July 26, 2015

Thought of the Week: Peace of Mind

Solanezumab May Be First Drug to Attack the Cause of Alzheimer's

CBS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Excitement and Hope are 2 words not often heard in Alzheimer's clinical trials, but new results for solanezumab are generating quite a bit of both. Learn more.

When Alzheimer’s Disrupts a Marriage

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

See Allan discuss how his "fairytale marriage" has dealt with advanced Alzheimer's. Read about new insights into marital communication in dementia.

Anesthesia is a Higher Dementia Threat to Women

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Anesthesia appears to lead to faster deterioration of cognition, function and brain volumes in women than in men. Understand anesthesia's dementia-like effects on the brain. See 3 things you can do about it.

Half of Seniors with Memory Problems Avoid Tests

Many seniors are aware that their memory and thinking abilities have gone downhill. They also know that Medicare now offers free cognitive tests. Yet half of these seniors won't take one. Find out who won't, why they don't and why they should.

Balancing Activity & Sleep to Fight Dementia

VIDEO & ARTICLE, ALZHEIMER'S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:

In a set of 3 studies, see how exercise and sleep lowered Alzheimer's, while sitting around and watching TV resulted in significantly worse brain health.

Through the Seasons

BOOK OF THE WEEK:

Memory-challenged adults crave engagement in straightforward, enjoyable activities, like the ones in Through the Seasons. Stimulating and enhancing communication, the book is a great break in daily caregiving routines. The activities are easy and fun for people with dementia as well as caregivers. They rely on life-long experiences, offering seniors activities that are dignified yet simple. If you are living with Alzheimer's or dementia, this book will lift your day.

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