September 2, 2015

10 Tips on Money & Dementia

U.S. one dollar bill Money is a tough topic when living with dementia. Protecting, organizing and talking about it is critical for people with dementia, as well as their families and caregivers. Learn 10 money management tips for people living with a dementia such as Alzheimer's.

Tought of the Week: A Hard Battle

Lost at LaGuardia - A Lot of Lessons Learned

CBS VIDEO:

60% of people with Alzheimer's wander. Alzheimer's turned into an even greater nightmare when one father wandered off at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Only on “CBS This Morning,” the Dupuy family tells why they’re suing American Airlines.

How Sleep Clears Alzheimer's

In the lab, beta-amyloid disappeared twice as quickly during sleep. Beta-amyloid is the main suspect behind Alzheimer's. Find out how sleep doubles the clearance of dangerous Alzheimer's-causing amyloid.

Alzheimer's & The Power of Music

Neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks Alzheimer's expert Oliver Sacks, the eminent neurologist and acclaimed best-selling author, died Sunday at his home in New York City. He was 82.

His remarkable career included a number of hugely popular books, including “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales” an exploration of unusual afflictions of the brain. He was best known for his book and film “Awakenings,” which became an Academy Award-nominated movie starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.

"When people die, they cannot be replaced," Sacks wrote in a recent New York Times essay. “They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.”

See this video where Dr. Sacks shares the way his dementia patients, without exception, respond to music. "This is especially true of old songs and songs they once knew."

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Preventing, Avoiding & Spotting Alzheimer's

VIDEO:

Dr. Demetrius Maraganore of NorthShore Medical talks about Alzheimer’s in a segment from the TV special, “Unforgettable: Living with Alzheimer’s.”

Dr. Zeisel Reconnects Through Art, Music, Film & Poetry

Book Cover of "I'm Still Here"VIDEO ON THE BOOK OF THE WEEK:

I'm Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer's Care, discusses Dr. John Zeisel's highly effective non-drug treatments for Alzheimer's. The therapy starts with "The Arts" and expands into a spectrum of activities. See how it help patients, caregivers & families break through the barriers of Alzheimer's.

How Insulin Gets into the Alzheimer's Brain and Where It Goes

HBO VIDEO + ARTICLE:

In an Alzheimer's lab, insulin delivered high up in the nasal cavity achieved lasting results in improving memory. Find out why Dr. W. Banks call this "one of those studies where everything is coming together."

September 1, 2015

August 28, 2015

Exelon for Alzheimer's Works Better When the Dosage is Spread Out

Exelon capsulesVIDEO & ARTICLE:

See how Exelon® (generic: Rivastigmine) helps treat Alzheimer's symptoms. Learn the advantages of spreading out the way you dose Alzheimer's medications such as Exelon.