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Friday, June 14

Alzheimer's & Vitamin E

DIET VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Vitamin E may slow down Alzheimer's and ease caregiving, according to a JAMA report. See how vitamin E improved daily activities in dementia, including shopping, preparing meals, planning and traveling.

Thursday, June 13

5 Communication Tips for Dementia Caregivers

SUNDAY IS FATHER'S DAY (USA) - TIPS & BOOKS:

TALKING TO PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA IS VITAL when families and friends get together. Connecting may be difficult. Check out these 5 handy communication tips and books.

Wednesday, June 12

A Simple Way to Ease the Stress of Dementia Care

TEEPA VIDEO:

THE STRESS of dementia on caregivers is unique. See Teepa Snow shine her special light on what to do about the stress.

Marijuana Chokes Alzheimer's-Related Brain Regions

PREVENTION & THERAPY NEWS:
In a big study of 26,000 people, the hippocampus "choked" on marijuana. (The hippocampus is the brain's memory and learning center.) Marijuana lowered blood flow to levels unseen in any other group. Find out why this strongly suggests higher vulnerability to Alzheimer’s.

What Mom & I Did Together Through Dementia

TED VIDEO:

Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother with dementia, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit. They journeyed together brilliantly, despite memory and cognitive loss. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.

Tuesday, June 11

When You Were Superman

ANIMATION-IN-SONG VIDEO:

SUNDAY IS USA FATHER'S DAY - Watch this uplifting-yet-real, brilliantly-animated music video about a child's heroic relationship with his parent with dementia.

Monday, June 10

Son, What is That?

SHORT MOVIE:
* SUNDAY IS FATHER'S DAY IN THE USA *

This short film will move you in a wonderful way: a son, a father with dementia & love's incredible power.

Alzheimer's Blocked by Diabetic Drugs Like Metformin

HELPFUL MEDICATIONS:

Diabetes can increase Alzheimer's risk. Learn how drug treatments for diabetes bring that risk back down.

1950s Diner Helps Alzheimer's

VIDEO - INSIDE EDITION:

A time capsule created in California kindles amazing sparks of joy in people with Alzheimer's, when they see the world they remember. A '50s-themed diner has a jukebox playing rock 'n' roll classics and a 1959 Ford Thunderbird on display. You'll also find other mid-century relics like phone booths with rotary dials, record players and vintage clothing. See Jackie and her daughter Kimberly playing music to jog mom’s memory and make new moments possible.

Estradiol Hormone Therapy Improves Cognition in Pre-Dementia

TREATMENTS: An important study shows how hormones may slow cognitive decline in postmenopausal women, as well as fight MCI (also known as "Pre-Dementia").

Are Doctors Over-Diagnosing Memory Problems?

Diagnosis
DIAGNOSIS: Worried about minor memory changes? The British Medical Journal revealed how unnecessary tests led to a 23% over-diagnosis rate. Learn the risks, harms & costs to individuals, families and societies.

Sunday, June 9

Communicating with Dad & Dementia

PREPARING FOR FATHER'S DAY (NEXT SUNDAY JUNE 16 IN THE USA) - CARE TIPS & BOOKS:

Good communication is critical when families and friends get together. Communicating may be difficult between people with memory-loss and their loved ones. Check out these 5 helpful communication tips and books.