March 31, 2015

The Art of Holding Hands

CARE TIPS VIDEO:

Here's a care "twist" from dementia-professional Teepa Snow and talkshow-host Leeza Gibbons. We instinctively "caregive" by "giving" a hand. See why it's smarter to care-partner by showing, then offering, a hand.

Alive Inside: The Alzheimer's & Music Movie

VIDEO & ARTICLE: Alive Inside is a stirring, magical, healing film. Watch music's ability to fight memory loss & restore a deep sense of self. The film visits families and patients experiencing personalized music's astonishing effects. It has illuminating interviews with experts. See why Alive Inside had audiences humming, clapping & cheering as it won The Audience Award at The Sundance Film Festival.

March 30, 2015

8 Sessions of Mindfulness Training Helps Dementia & Caregiving

Mindfulness is a modern type of meditation and concentration. In a key study, Mindfulness Training was shown to brighten outlook on life for people with dementia, as well as caregivers. Northwestern University researchers found that just eight sessions of training made a positive difference. Learn more about this study.

March 29, 2015

Thought of the Week: Perseverance & Spirit

In Alzheimer's, Plaque is the Cargo, Tau is the Driver

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

For 25 years, researchers tried curing Alzheimer's by clearing amyloid plaque. While plaque is a problem, is it merely Alzheimer's cargo, while tau is really Alzheimer's driving force? See how Mayo Clinic's tau study may change our world's focus in the search for a cure.

"For the first time I think we have a chance to really change the course of Alzheimer's."

VIDEO:

"For the first time I think we have a chance to really change the course of Alzheimer's disease," says Dr. Reisa Sperling. She's leading the "A4 Clinical Trial" to see if a drug called Solanezumab can slow down or even prevent Alzheimer's disease. CBS News reports.

B. Smith Goes to Washington: "I've Got a Lot To Do In My Future"

VIDEO:

Restaurateur B. Smith testifies before a Senate committee on the need for more research on Alzheimer's Disease.

Dignity, Dementia & Pleasant Events

CARE VIDEO:

A person with dementia is still a person with dignity and rights. Where do I, as a caregiver, draw the line between the personal choices of people with dementia versus what I think is better for them? See Dr. Murray Raskin & Dr. Linda Teri share their experience.

3 Reasons Doctors Don't Tell Patients They Have Alzheimer's

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Every 67 seconds, someone in the USA develops Alzheimer's. According to a new study, as many as half of them may not be told they have it. Why would doctors not tell their patients? There are a few reasons.

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