September 1, 2014

Memory Changes: Are You Your Own Best Judge?

A recent study suggests that self-reported memory complaints might predict clinical memory impairment later in life. Can you diagnose yourself?

August 31, 2014

Thought of the Week: Things of the Spirit

Photo of bee in blossoms with the saying, "Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give, the more you have."

Namenda's Switch to Namenda-XR

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Namenda® is the most popular drug for mid-stage Alzheimer's. The manufacturer is discontinuing Namenda and replacing it with extended-release Namenda-XR. CBS wants to know, is this switch about health or money?

Whatever Happens, We're Definitely Doing It Together

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A filmmaker explores how Alzheimer’s disease has revealed the true strength in his parents’ marriage.

Do a Fresh Cholesterol Check to Fight Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is often caused by strokes or similar cardiovascular events. New cholesterol guidelines significantly reduce cardiovascular events for certain people. Find out if it's time to take a fresh look at your cholesterol.

Memory Significantly Improved by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation improves memory. See the promise it holds for treating dementias such as Alzheimer's, CTE or vascular dementia.

Comfort Care: Letting Go

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Caregiving for dementia is a long, challenging journey. It is hard to discuss care for advanced dementia, though it can leave the most profound and lasting impressions on the caregiver. Watch Teepa Snow provide insights into this most difficult stage of letting go.

The 36-Hour Day

Book cover of "The 36-Hour Day"
BOOK OF THE WEEK

"Continues to be the 'bible' of recommendation for any caregiver whose family member suffers from a dementia such as Alzheimer's." -- Bookwatch

Learn more about "The 36-Hour Day".

August 29, 2014

Sundowning: Is My Body Clock Broken or Just Disconnected?

Early-evening restlessness and agitation, known as 'sundowning', is common in Alzheimer's. So is fragmented sleep. A major discovery indicates these symptoms are curable.

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