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Monday, July 13

When I Say, "I Have Alzheimer's," Please Don't Say, "Oh!"

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S - VIDEO TIP:

See Brian LeBlanc share the lively way he handles his friends and his Alzheimer's in ordinary conversations.

4 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss in the Hospital ICU

HEALTH VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Preventable Alzheimer’s-like symptoms seem to develop in many hospital patients, according to a large Intensive Care Unit study. See doctors discuss where it tends to happen and how to fight this problem. Learn 4 ways to prevent it.

Sunday, July 12

Can We Prevent Alzheimer's by Targeting the Gene That Starts It?

Scientists have discovered a specific Alzheimer's gene appears to drive the first appearance of amyloid plaque in the brain. Now they're working on therapies targeting that gene to prevent the disease from developing. Learn more.

Staying Social with Alzheimer's In Spite of COVID-19

CBS VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

Bans on visitors at senior facilities , fewer people dropping in at home, and social distancing may be harsh and confusing for people living with dementia. See tips on beating the stressful social isolation triggered by Coronavirus.

Diagnosing Dementia: Alzheimer's May Really Be Mini-Strokes

MEMORY problems are too-quickly diagnosed as Alzheimer's. A more common memory-culprit may be vascular dementia, caused by stroke, mini-stroke and high blood pressure. Learn the differences and how the right diagnosis effects therapy and treatment.

Thursday, July 9

8 Ladies with Dementia Thrive in 1 Small-Group Home

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA - VIDEO:

New "Small-Group Homes" are opening for people with Alzheimer's. See how this evolution in dementia-care is helping people thrive.

Animation Explores Alzheimer's in the Brain

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - VIDEO:

Journey inside the brain with Associated Press Digital Products. Explore the latest Alzheimer's science. See how healthy nerve cells are affected by Alzheimer's plaques and tangles, and what scientists are working with in their fight for a healthy brain.

Vascular Dementia for Professional & Family Caregivers

PLAIN-ENGLISH CARE VIDEO:

This crystal-clear 20-minute UCLA seminar outlines key facts about Vascular Dementia. Learn what happens, how it compares to Alzheimer's, who it affects, as well as ways to treat and prevent it.

How to Long-Distance Caregive

FREE BOOKLETS & CARE TIPS:

Long-distance dementia-caregiving has unique stresses. Learn what to do and how to help. Get a free booklet with suggestions on coping and succeeding.

Wednesday, July 8

Calming & Comforting Dementia

TEEPA SNOW VIDEO:

Distress and agitation come with dementia's loss of control. Learn some simple hand-holding and support techniques that are a big help.

How Lewy Bodies Affect Life Expectancy

DEMENTIA WITH LEWY BODIES and other dementias are caused by proteins called Lewy bodies. How long can one live with them? Mayo Clinic researchers help answer that question for various conditions, including Parkinson's, MSA with parkinsonism and Parkinson's dementia.

Tuesday, July 7

Prevent Alzheimer's - Start Young

NBC NEWS VIDEO:

Doctors say "prevention" is the new Alzheimer's frontier - and it does reduce the risk. See how.