February 27, 2015

Lewy Body Rollercoaster

Caregivers call the ups and downs of Lewy Body dementia the "Roller-Coaster of LBD." Learn more about it and where to get essential support.

February 26, 2015

Sunlight Lightens Vascular Dementia

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Sunlight can improve your vascular health. That's good for your heart. Find out why that's VERY good for your brain.

February 25, 2015

Glimmers of Good News on Preventing Alzheimer's

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Find out about Europe's impressive two-year clinical trial on fighting dementia with healthful living. "These findings show that prevention is possible and that it may be good to start early." Check out how lifestyle changes can lower the risk of Alzheimer's for healthy people.

Brain Imaging's Cutting Edge

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Watch how "seeing into the brain" is revolutionizing the Alzheimer's search for a cure. Find out why imaging breakthroughs hold the key to new dementia treatments. See today's incredible brain picture technology.

February 24, 2015

8 Medication Questions for Caregivers to Ask Doctors

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People with Alzheimer's generally take a lot of medicine. Some drugs boost memory and cognition, while others help with mood, behavior and the many conditions that affect the elderly. Learn how caregivers can help ensure medication is taken safely and correctly.

Virtual Dementia Tour® Wins U.S. Patent. See Why.

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The Virtual Dementia Tour® is an Alzheimer's simulation for caregivers. It has affected 500,000 home and professionals caregivers, boosting their level of care and motivation. Learn about its patent approval. See how it works.

Is Sugar Really to Blame for Alzheimer's?

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An important study talks about sugar, the brain, and Alzheimer's. Just how tight is the connection? Check out these videos & articles, along with an update from Tulane University's study.

February 23, 2015

Hearing-Loss Treatments Help Keep Dementia Away

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Adults with untreated hearing loss typically lose an extra cubic centimeter of brain tissue each year. Read why lead researcher Dr. F. Lin warns, "If hearing loss is potentially contributing to these differences we're seeing on MRI, you want to treat it before these brain structural changes take place."

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