July 5, 2015

How to Travel with Alzheimer's

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Taking a person with Alzheimer's disease on an overnight trip is a challenge. Traveling can make the person more worried and confused, so it's important to think ahead. Here are some tips.

July 3, 2015

Money Problems Caused by Alzheimer's

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Money management problems for people with Alzheimer's are a fact of life. Learn how to spot them, what steps to take, and how to protect your loved ones from becoming victims of scams or financial abuse.

July 2, 2015

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

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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.

11% of Hippocampal-Sparing Alzheimer's Goes Dangerously Misdiagnosed

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Mayo Clinic researchers say hundreds of thousands of people with Hippocampal-Sparing Alzheimer's are misdiagnosed. With the right diagnosis, new evidence suggests drugs on the market can do more. Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of this common type of dementia.

June 30, 2015

Movement Blocks in Dementia

TEEPA SNOW VIDEO:

Getting physical resistance from the person you care for? Teepa Snow shows how it may not be them, nor you. It could be an automatic reaction caused by a type of dementia such as Lewy Body Dementia. Watch this 4-minute clip to help you be a better, less frustrated, more effective caregiver.

June 29, 2015

Family History & Alzheimer's

Dr. Rudi Tanzi
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How do family history and genetics come into play regarding a healthy person's risk of Alzheimer's? See Harvard's Dr. Rudy Tanzi in this engaging interview,

June 28, 2015

Thought of the Week: What We Give

Actos Significantly Decreases Alzheimer's Risk

Diabetics get a lot more dementia than the average person. Yet diabetics taking FDA-approved Actos get a lot LESS dementia than the average person - 47% less. That's about half the rate. Find out more.

Superstars Share Alzheimer's Stories

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From Springsteen to Paisley and Kathy Mattea, musicians share personal experiences of seeing family members fight Alzheimer's.

6 Brain-Health Tips for Doctors

Brain health depends on many factors. One of them is the advice and guidance of our doctors. Here are 6 brain-healthy tips for doctors, highlighted in a new review of the Annals of Internal Medicine.