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Friday, August 16

What Starts Alzheimer's, What Stops It?

HEALTH VIDEO:

For the first time since Alzheimer's was discovered 100 years ago, researchers are providing practical information to help fight Alzheimer's, instead of well-meaning, but useless, explanations. Learn how vascular problems trigger Alzheimer's decades before symptoms appear. See how that knowledge helps people lower risk and slow its advance.

Thursday, August 15

10 Types of Dementia

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DIAGNOSIS VIDEO & ARTICLE:

DEMENTIA is a group of symptoms common to over 50 disorders. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Learn about the 10 most common types of dementia.

Why Time with Friends Impacts Dementia

NEWS ARTICLE + REVIEW VIDEO:

SOCIALIZING in your 50s and 60s strongly predicts less dementia later on. Learn why, from new research by University College London. See Ohio State University demonstrate how true it is, from animals to people.

Teaching Dancing for Dementia

VIDEO:

learn how to use dance effectively for people affected by dementia. The Trinity Trotters evolved as Bolton Dementia's version of dance exercises.

Easy Dementia Test

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + WRITTEN SELF-TEST:

Doctors have a better chance of treating Alzheimer's if it is caught early. CBS NEWS Dr. Max Gomez reports on a simple at-home test. Watch how it spots telltale problems sooner. Download the test and see how it works.

Wednesday, August 14

Eating Despite Alzheimer's

TEEPA VIDEO:

Eating's challenges grow as skills fade in dementia. Hospitals and care homes can be particularly challenging at mealtime. See Teepa Snow's expert tips on making these meals flow better and be healthier.

Doorway Memory Loss Explained

EVER WALK INTO A ROOM with some purpose in mind, only to forget what it was? It turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses. Can this contribute to dementia's wandering, confusion and problems with traveling?

Tuesday, August 13

Putting Out Fires in Places with Dementia

SPECIAL VIDEO:

Firefighters learn what it feels like to be disoriented with dementia, in order to better fight fires where people with Alzheimer's live. See how.

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

LIVING-WITH-DEMENTIA VIDEO:

Christine Bryden, Senior Executive to Australia's Prime Minister & mother of 3, got dementia at 46. She then married, published books & became a grandma. Six years after diagnosis, hear her feelings & helpful advice.

Sunday, August 11

5 Questions To Ask the Doctor About Alzheimer's

MEDICAL VIDEO:

Take an active roll in managing Alzheimer's. Have an open conversation with your doctor. See 5 questions to ask and which answers to get before your next visit.

Friday, August 9

Sound-Stimulation for Dementia

VIDEO:

A STIMULATING THERAPY could be music to ears with Alzheimer's. In dementia, sound-stimulation at 40 hertz appears to increase cognition, clarity and alertness. See more.

Thursday, August 8

Design of Homes and Living Spaces for People with Dementia

DEMENTIA DESIGN & FREE BOOK:

Improve the independence of people with dementia. This online book is available at no charge. Learn dozens of clever design tips that can make a world of difference.