February 8, 2016

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.

February 7, 2016

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.

P.A.R.T. Dementia is Alzheimer's without the Plaque

DIAGNOSIS: The discovery of a dementia type called primary age-related tauopathy (PART) may help people misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is characterized by a brain covered with amyloid plaque. Find out how people who were told they have Alzheimer's may actually lack any amyloid plaque and really have P.A.R.T. Dementia. Learn why this matters in research and treatment.

Doorway Memory Loss Explained

Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to forget what it was? It turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses. Can this contribute to dementia's wandering, confusion and problems with traveling?

February 5, 2016

Is Sleep a Missing Piece in the Alzheimer's Puzzle?

Researchers' links between sleep, beta-amyloid and Alzheimer's are increasingly clear. Beta-amyloid deposition may lead to a vicious cycle - it disturbs sleep and impairs memory, which trigger further deposition. Learn what this means about lowering Alzheimer's risk and improving sleep habits.

February 4, 2016

6 Steps to Treat Concussions & Prevent CTE Dementia

Concussion
CTE dementia (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) can result from concussions. Proper evaluation & treatment of concussions help brains heal. Learn how to manage concussions.

February 3, 2016

I Have Dementia. I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends.

MUSIC VIDEO:

Gina Shaw, a nurse who has been diagnosed with dementia, sings the iconic Beatles track 'I get by with a little help from my friends'. Gina is joined by friends and celebrities who join in to help her out.

Whoopi Goldberg on Lewy Body Dementia

Whoopi Goldberg
VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT:

Watch Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg touch on the basics of Lewy Body dementia. Her quick overview includes vital information that can be helpful to anyone living with most any dementia. See her speak passionately on behalf of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA).

February 2, 2016

Busting 5 Alzheimer's Myths

VIDEO:

Terry Berry, living life with early-onset dementia, busts 5 of the most common myths surrounding Alzheimer's.

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.

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