February 11, 2016

Where've You Been?

#1 MUSIC VIDEO:

When Kathy Mattea first sang, "Where've You Been", she wondered to herself, "Do people want to hear this on the way to work?" To her surprise, radio stations could not play it often enough, as the song struck a deep chord in millions of people. It became the world's 1st song about dementia to top pop-music charts. It won Song of the Year at the Grammys, CMAs and ACMs.
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February 10, 2016

10 Signs & Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia

Learn to spot Lewy body dementia (LBD). LBD is the most common type of dementia after Alzheimer's. Find out the symptoms that make LBD different.

February 9, 2016

7 Clocks for Dementia

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK:

Remembering the time and date is difficult in dementia. Innocently, repeatedly, a person with dementia may ask, "What time is it?" or "What day is today?" It's disorienting for people with dementia and difficult for caregivers. Dementia clocks are convenient and have endless patience. Check out these 7 options.

Still Alice's Extraordinary Speech

INSPIRING MOVIE TRAILER:

Alice gives the Alzheimer's speech of a lifetime.

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

VIDEO:

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

1 House, 2 Caregivers, 8 People with Dementia

VIDEO:

The culture surrounding dementia continues to evolve in Kansas City as more Small Group Homes open up.

February 8, 2016

Prevent Falls in Parkinson's with Rivastigmine for Dementia

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

People with Parkinson's were given the oral drug rivastigmine (brand name Exelon®). They were 45% less likely to fall and were considerably steadier when walking. Learn more about this dementia drug and fall prevention.

What Makes Alzheimer's Different from Other Types of Dementia

VIDEO:

There are many types of dementia, such as multi-infarct dementia, vascular dementia and dementia caused by alcoholism, HIV or brain injuries from concussions. Take a quick look at what makes them different from Alzheimer's dementia.

How I Feel About My Dementia

A SHORT FILM:

Meet 6 people living fulfilling, interesting lives with dementia. An award-winning, true film, it will help you understand the needs and feel the feelings of real people with dementia.

9 Tips for Coping with Agitation and Aggression

As Alzheimer's progresses, people may become more agitated or aggressive. Check out 9 tips for handling it.

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