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Friday, April 20

How Steve's Music Outsmarted His Alzheimer's

CBS VIDEO:

67-year-old Steve Goodwin refuses to let Alzheimer's steal his music. Though he can no longer play the beautiful songs he composed for his wife, see him rescue their music with the help of a fantastic friend and professional pianist.

Thursday, April 19

When Dementia is Not Alzheimer's

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO BY KHAN ACADEMY:

There are many types of dementia. Vascular dementia, LBD, FTD and Parkinson's Dementia are just a few. Dementia from alcoholism, HIV or concussions have distinct labels. See how they differ from Alzheimer's dementia.

Busy Minds Can Push Off Alzheimer's

MAYO CLINIC HEALTH VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Find out about activities that help your mind push off Alzheimer's by as much as 8 years.

Lewy Who?

EXCELLENT LEWY BODY MINI-GUIDE
(Free Download or Web Version):

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex, challenging and surprisingly common type of dementia. It is often misdiagnosed as its "cousin," Alzheimer's disease. And that could lead to devastating results. Learn why. Find out the key differences.

Wednesday, April 18

Dementia & Osteoporosis - One Drug for Both

The most common drug for Alzheimer's also increases bone mass in mice. Find out what this means for people with dementia in fear of bone fractures, as well as conditions like osteoporosis or periodontitis.

Big No-No's in Dementia-Design

DESIGN LIVING SPACES FOR DEMENTIA VIDEO:

Expert design tips to live better with dementia, at home, facilities or care centers.

Tuesday, April 17

Sundowning: Is My Body Clock Broken or Just Disconnected?

Early-evening restlessness and agitation, known as 'sundowning', is common in Alzheimer's. So is fragmented sleep. A major discovery indicates these symptoms are curable.

Caffeine & Alzheimer's: Protects Before, Problems After

DIET:

Years of good research suggested caffeine lowers the risk of getting dementia. Now, top researchers uncovered a subtle twist - evidence that AFTER dementia kicks in, continuing to drink caffeine may exert opposite effects. Get the details.

L.O.V.E! Sung Fantastically by Dad with Dementia

EXTRAORDINARY MUSIC VIDEO:

Ted McDermott, The Song-A-Minute Man, was diagnosed with dementia. His son, Simon, wasn't going to let that stop his Dad. He understood how music reaches our deepest selves and has journeyed with his Dad and their dashcam to make beautiful music together. Get your widest smile ready and watch them in action.

Monday, April 16

85 with Dementia? Good Chance It's HS-AGING and Not Alzheimer's

Elderly lady
3 important dementia studies focus on HS-AGING. It's a type of dementia almost as common as Alzheimer's in the 85+ group. Yet few people have heard of it. Why? What makes it different?

Simply Put, How is Alzheimer's Different from Dementia?

VIDEO:

A down-to-Earth, plain English explanation of the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia.

Tips on Engaging Someone with Alzheimer's

ACTIVITIES FOR ALZHEIMER'S VIDEO:

Activities are a cornerstone to dementia health. See some great ideas on creating positive experiences for people with Alzheimer's.