April 16, 2014

Sure It’s Alzheimer’s? Insights into Lewy Body Dementia

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Lewy Body dementia took over the life of the man you're about to meet. It is one of the most common forms of dementia. See experts at Mayo Clinic improving the lives of people who struggle with it.

April 15, 2014

Turning a Dementia Patient's "No" into a "Yes"

Man saying "Yes"
VIDEO

Managing Alzheimer's can be quite a challenge. A common symptom of people with Alzheimer's is their propensity to say "no". Changes in the brain can make it hard to understand many questions. Try using some of the tips in this video to manage anger, frustration, and help turn a "no" into a "yes".

April 14, 2014

Hopkins Defends Statins' Brain Benefits In Face of FDA Warning

Top experts at world-renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine did a systematic review of existing statin studies. Unlike the FDA, they found no connection between short-term statin use and memory loss. In fact, longer-term statin use was associated with protection from dementia. Check out the facts.

Son, What is That?

VIDEO

Watch this phenomenal short film about a father with dementia, his son & the power of love to overcome it all.

April 13, 2014

Thought of the Week: Strength & Soul

Alzheimer's Reduced by Diabetes Drug Pramlintide

Pramlintide (known by the brand name Symlin®, an FDA-approved diabetic drug) reduces Alzheimer's amyloid-beta peptides in the lab. Learn how it improves learning and memory.

Stroke Signs Misdiagnosed as Harmless Headache or Dizziness

Emergency room doctors commonly miss strokes, a leading cause of vascular dementia. This is especially true among women, minorities and younger patients. Learn how tens of thousands of people with dizziness and headaches are sent home with a misdiagnosis.

A Grandchild for One Day Keeps Dementia Away

VIDEO+ARTICLE

A new study of 120 grandmothers might surprise you. We knew socially engaged people have better cognition and less dementia. But can a person get too much of a good thing? What's the right balance?

I Have Dementia, So While I Still Can...

BOOK OF THE WEEK *****
RATED 5 AMAZON STARS

This book is an amazing team effort by a brilliant writer with Alzheimer's and an experienced caregiver. It richly expresses revealing thoughts and deep feelings. Its chapters are kept short and stay on topic, making it an easy read for people with dementia, as well as busy caregivers. It sheds light, awareness, knowledge and understanding that connects everyone on their Alzheimer's journey.

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