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Tuesday, July 17

Sugar's Direct Link to Alzheimer's

SUGAR'S TIPPING POINT: Molecular links between blood sugar and Alzheimer’s were established by scientists. They show how excess blood sugar damages a vital enzyme involved with early-stage Alzheimer’s. Learn more about sugar & Alzheimer's.

See 10 Times Deeper into Alzheimer's

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

New development in 3D super-resolution imaging gives us the ability to see where Alzheimer's starts like never before, solving a major obstacle to understanding and curing the disease.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Fights Dementia

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

The University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre is connecting sleep and dementia to explore treatment and prevention.

Monday, July 16

Alzheimer's Legal & Financial Planning

LAW & MONEY: Get ahead of the legal & financial challenges of Alzheimer's. This NIA Fact Sheet from the U.S. government is a great place to start.

7 Best Clocks for Dementia

REVIEW + VIDEO :

"What time is it?" and "What day is today?" may be repeated too often by people with dementia. It's disorienting for them and frustrating for people with them. DEMENTIA CLOCKS offer patience, convenience and good looks. Check out these 7 options.

Old Doctors, Old Drugs?

NEW MEDICATIONS VIDEO + REVIEW ARTICLE:

Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are dementia risks. Approved in the 1960s, doctors still prescribe them. Patients still ask for them, even for ailments with newer, safer, more effective treatments. Get the facts and get better treatment.

Sunday, July 15

Fat People Get Less Dementia

2 MILLION BRITONS, in the biggest study in history, astonished researchers. Obese people had 29% less dementia risk than normal-weight people. Underweight? Bigger risk. See what doctors say about these unexpected results.

Alzheimer's Big-Bang Theory

NEWS - 2 VIDEOS & ARTICLE:

Doctors detected what they believe is a single moleculecular change that could act as the starting point for Alzheimer's. See Dr. Mark Diamond, Director for UT Southwestern's Center for Alzheimer's, explain their discovery.

Cautious Optimism Surrounds Biogen Alzheimer's Trial

CLINICAL TRIAL NEWS - VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Skeptical Alzheimer's experts expressed surprising optimism regarding Biogen's BAN-2401 drug. Dr. Ronald Peterson is one of the world's top experts on Alzheimer's and Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer Disease Research Center. See him discuss results from Biogen's positive phase-2-trial Alzheimer's treatment.

How Your Doctors Diagnose Dementia

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

Accurately diagnosing a patient's type of dementia can be helpful, even life-saving. With over 100 types of dementia and no simple test, it's tricky. See clues and tools doctors use. Help achieve a spot-on diagnosis.

A Grandchild for One Day Keeps Dementia Away

CBS NEWS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

An intriguing study of 120 grandmothers might surprise you. Doctors know 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?

Friday, July 13

Don't Use Alzheimer's Drugs Till You Really Need Them

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MEDICINES:

Alzheimer's drugs are classified as "Cognitive Enhancers". Learn why these medications are NOT for mild memory problems. Find out why prescribing them for Mild Cognitive Impairment is bad practice.