May 25, 2015

Namzaric for Alzheimer's Now Available in the USA

NAMZARIC™ is a new Alzheimer's medication that combines the best of Aricept and Namenda (generically known as donepezil and memantine). It is now available across the USA. Find out more.

5 Tips to Improve Sleep

The Sleep Section on this site makes a strong case for lowering Alzheimer's risk through better sleep habits. Checki out these 5 tips on sleeping better.

May 24, 2015

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.

Off-The-Shelf Technologies That Assist People with Dementia

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Home computers and other easy-to-get devices can make such a difference in the life of people with dementia. Watch this video for some down-to-earth practical examples.

Memory Box for Dementia

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How to create a Memory Box for a person with dementia. A Memory Box is a great help for visitors in initiating conversation, as well as recalling wonderful memories and good times.

May 22, 2015

Behavior Influences Alzheimer's Risk

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Anxious, jealous, moody or easy-going? 800 women were tracked by The American Academy of Neurology for nearly 40 years. See the associations they found between Alzheimer's and long-term behavior.

May 21, 2015

Does Sleep Apnea Cause Alzheimer's, Or Is it the Other Way Around?

Breathing patterns during sleep Research has long connected sleep apnea and Alzheimer's. A key study looking at sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and Alzheimer's opens new "chicken and egg questions": Which comes first? Just who is causing what?

May 20, 2015

Donepezil: Good Long-Term Medicine for Lewy Body Dementia

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Donepezil (also known as Aricept®) is an approved Alzheimer's medication. That doesn't mean it's right for other types of dementia. The good news is that donepezil successfully passed a long-term trial for Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). Get the details on the positive results.

May 19, 2015

When Language Fails in Dementia, Use Music, Rhythm & Movement

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Dementia in the middle-to-advanced stages diminishes communication & language. Watch Teepa Snow convey the power of music. See her demonstrate how to use rhythm and movement when language fails.

3D Models Explain Alzheimer's Progression

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Watch this amazing scientific film on Alzheimer's. It uses 3D modeling to explain the inner brain mechanisms that trigger the symptoms of dementia.