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Friday, August 23

Muscling in on More Memory

HEALTH RESEARCH:

Can muscle strength gains really fight MCI? (MCI is Mild Cognitive Impairment, sometimes nicknamed "pre-Alzheimer's".) Check out this health tip from Australia's "SMART Trial" for seniors.

Thursday, August 22

DIAMOND Releases Lewy Body Diagnosis & Treatment Kit

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Lewy body dementia receives relatively little attention and few research dollars, and often goes undiagnosed. Learn about a new kit to do something about it. Watch Mike Belleville share his long journey of misdiagnosis from Alzheimer's to Lewy body dementia.

100 Simple Tips to Prevent Alzheimer's & Memory Loss

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VIDEO & ARTICLE - BOOK OF THE WEEK:

CNN's former medical correspondent has written a book on dementia containing "100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss". Backed by good science, see the author discuss a few of these "100 Simple Things" that help preserve thinking and memory.

Glen Campbell's Wife: There Are Choices, There is Help

REVIEW VIDEO:

Wife of country music legend Glen Campbell shares her message of hope regarding her family’s personal journey with Alzheimer’s.

Wednesday, August 21

Singer with Alzheimer's Lands Big Record Deal

MUSIC & SONG VIDEO:

Sometimes Ted McDermott can't recognize his son Simon - but he never forgets a song. Despite his dementia, he scored 40 million views on YouTube. See the 80-year-old prepare for his big Dekka Records deal by belting out the Frank Sinatra classic, "You Make Me Feel So Young".

Fighting Insulin-Resistance Fights Dementia

DIET RESEARCH: Learn how diet, exercise and watching your weight will prevent insulin-resistance, and as a result, protect your brain. Memory is particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, according to a 20-year study.

Tuesday, August 20

Get In & Out of Cars with Dementia

CARS - TEEPA SNOW VIDEO:

Getting in and out of a car's passenger seat may not be simple, once dementia sets in. The simple task of sitting down and standing up requires special technique. See Teepa Snow restore sanity and simplicity to this important daily activity.

A Little Wine Can Protect, But a Double Can Double Dementia

ALCOHOL: It's well known that a little red wine each day lowers dementia risk. But just how bad is overdoing it? This study of 6,000 adults over 8 years may shock you.

When Alzheimer’s Disrupts a Marriage

CBS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Get new insights from a study on marital communication in dementia. See Allan on how his fairytale marriage has weathered his wife's advanced Alzheimer's.

Monday, August 19

15 Alzheimer's Communication Tips

CBS VIDEO + TIPS CHECKLIST:

Neurologist Dr. Gayatri Devi joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the challenges behind communicating with and caring for the more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's.

Still Alice Author: 7 Ways to Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk

RESISTING ALZHEIMER'S VIDEO:

"Still Alice" author & neuroscientist Lisa Genova shares the latest science investigating dementia. See promising research on what to do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain.

Sunday, August 18

Memory Slips - When to Worry, When Not

DIAGNOSIS TIP - VIDEO:

Forgot the car keys, the day, or the name of that thing in your hand? Find out what's normal aging and what's worth checking. See how to spot the difference between a regular loss of memory versus a warning sign of Alzheimer's.