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August 25, 2016

Overboosting Memory Impairs It

MEMORY:

In Alzheimer's, it's hard to find a way to boost memory. New research has uncovered a big reason why. It seems that over-boosting memory cells in the brain may be worse than not boosting them at all. Can this information help researchers find a "Goldilocks" mix that is not too much, not too little, but rather "just right"?

Car Tune: "I've Got You Under My Skin" By Dad with Dementia & Son

FRESH MUSIC VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Enjoy this duet between a father with dementia and his son. What a delightful triumph of spirit over Alzheimer's! Sing-a-long if you like!

Aline & Walt's Life with Dementia: Stage 5

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Aline has Alzheimer's. Her husband Walt cares for her in the comfort of their home. Share their journey through Stage 5 Alzheimer's, as Aline describes her feelings and Walt conveys his challenges.

August 24, 2016

Picking Up the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer's

Short-term memory lapses are obvious signs of Alzheimer's, but other tell-tale signals begin to show much earlier. Learn how to look for semantic impairments, such as simple questions about size.

F18 Alzheimer's Scan Delivers Better Prescriptions & Fewer Tests

18F florbetapir PET scan for Alzheimer's
DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Today's state-of-the-art in diagnosing Alzheimer's is the F18 PET Scan. See how it changed one man's life. Learn how 87% of patients who received an F18 scan made at least one change in their treatment plan.

August 23, 2016

"I Am Sorry, This is Hard" plus 5 More Care Phrases

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Teepa Snow, Dementia-care Specialist, shares the key phrases most helpful in caring for people with Alzheimer's and dementia.

How To Care for Sundowning

VIDEO:

"Sundowning" describes agitation and anxiety often felt towards the end of the day in dementia. See what it is and what you can do about it.

August 22, 2016

The 10 Rights of People with Dementia

VIDEO with FREE CHARTER DOWNLOADS:

The Global Dementia Charter outlines the self-evident rights of people living with dementia. Watch this video on these 10 most basic rights. Then download the charter entitled, 'I Can Live Well with Dementia'.

August 21, 2016

Painkiller Mefenamic Acid: Completely Reversed Mice Memory Loss

Mefenamic Acid, a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug, successfully treated Alzheimer's in the lab. The University of Manchester showed how this medication completely reversed memory loss and brain inflammation in mice.

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