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Sunday, April 5

Nonconformists are Better Protected Against Alzheimer's

Swiss researchers find that people with certain personality traits are protected against Alzheimer’s disease, including those who are less agreeable, had natural curiosity, and were nonconformists. Find out why.

Thursday, April 2

Alzheimer's & The Power of Music

Neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT:

Music's effect on the brain fascinated neurologist Oliver Sacks, MD. His research led him to helping people with Alzheimer's. Watch this best-selling author share how dementia, without exception, responds to music.

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.

Wednesday, April 1

Gloves, Coronavirus Risk & Dementia

2 VIDEOS - TEEPA CARE TIPS:

Join Teepa's team discussing if living with dementia means higher risk for COVID19. Gloves and distancing are taken up in video #2. Get up to speed on Coronavirus & Alzheimer's.

Simply Put, How is Alzheimer's Different from Dementia?

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

A down-to-Earth, plain English explanation of the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia.

14 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home

EMERGENCIES due to falling happen 54% more often in dementia. As a rule, 1-in-3 adults over 65 fall each year. Most falls happen at home. Make a few simple changes and prevent falls.

Tuesday, March 31

It's Not Alzheimer's. It's Just MCI.

Twenty percent of people over 65 have mild memory and thinking problems that don't interfere with day-to-day life. Doctors call this MCI, short for Mild Cognitive Impairment. Find out more about what it is and what to do about it.

Sunday, March 29

I'm Not Gonna Miss You

MUSIC, LYRICS, VIDEO: This video is a tribute to superstar Glen Campbell. See him share the Alzheimer's journey with his intensely beautifully Alzheimer's song.

Alzheimer's Agitation Reduced by Dextromethorphan-Quinidine Pill

MEDICATION & MOOD:

Aggression and agitation are hard challenges in dementia. An important study may offer some simple answers.

Thursday, March 26

Sundowning Care from Sunset 'til Sunrise

VIDEO:

For 12 years, a special program called "Dusk 'Til Dawn" has been successfully fighting sundowning. "Sundowning" means people with dementia act agitated and restless towards the end of the day. See this special program in action.

10 Ways to Use the Power of Photos for Dementia Care

PHOTO POWER - REMINISCENCE THERAPY:

Photos and photo albums make for a fantastic activity. They easily reduce social isolation and depression, providing comfort to people with dementia. Check out these helpful tips and lists.

Wednesday, March 25

100 Ways to Live Well with Alzheimer's

SEMINAR VIDEO:

Watch Dr. Terry Barclay share his passion: To help patients and families thrive - not just survive - when living with Alzheimer's.