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Wednesday, February 21

Diagnosing Dementia: Screens Vs. Tests

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

A new dementia-screen is making news due to potential confusion. A dementia-screen is a quick-and-simple way to see if a person should be worried about dementia. Dementia-tests, on the other hand, diagnose people to see if they actually have dementia, and to determine whether it is Alzheimer's, or another type of dementia. See what's right, when.

Tuesday, February 20

A Simple Way to Ease the Stress of Dementia Care

TEEPA VIDEO:

Teepa Snow shines her special light on caregiving for dementia. See what to do about the stress.

Good Relationships Protect Our Brains

HEALTH VIDEO (TED TALKS):

What keeps brains healthy and minds happy? Dr. Robert Waldinger can prove it's neither fame nor money. Directing a 75-year-long study of a single group of people, Waldinger has unprecedented access to real data on true happiness and health. Watch him share 3 lessons he learned. See good science verify practical wisdom on healthy living.

Reverse Dementia in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

DIAGNOSIS: VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT

When doctors diagnose Alzheimer's, it may just be NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus), a curable dementia. Nearly 400,000 Americans have NPH. Only 11,000 are properly diagnosed and treated. See how NPH imitates Alzheimer's - as often as 5% of the cases. Find out what you can do about it.

Monday, February 19

How to Reduce the Side-Effects of Alzheimer's Drugs

Exelon capsules MEDICATION VIDEO & ARTICLE:

Learn the best ways to dose Alzheimer's medications. See how anti-dementia drugs like Exelon® (rivastigmine) help treat Alzheimer's symptoms.

Where Alzheimer's Begins

Brain showing Alzheimer's beginnings & progression
ROOTS OF ALZHEIMER'S:

Columbia University researchers have pinpointed 3 discoveries about Alzheimer's:
  • Where it starts
  • Why it starts there
  • How it spreads.
Learn why this can help researchers treat Alzheimer's sooner and better.

Sunday, February 18

Deep Sleep, Sleep Apnea & Vascular Dementia

VIDEO & ARTICLE:

Deep sleep refreshes. Too little deep sleep and sleep apnea can trigger brain changes linked to vascular dementia. Learn what happens. See how you can prevent it.

Horticulture Therapy

GARDENING & DEMENTIA - VIDEO:

Gardening helps seniors with Alzheimer's grow fresh plants & better thinking. Overcome short-term memory loss by bringing back good feelings and lost moments. See purposeful, creative work help overcome dementia's limitations.

Saturday, February 17

A Crash Course in Alzheimer's & Dementia

TOP-RATED VIDEO:

This excellent 8-minute quick-course clearly outlines key facts about Alzheimer's. Learn what happens, who it affects and how it works.

Friday, February 16

The Best Way to Communicate with Dementia

VIDEO:

What's the best way to communicate with someone living with dementia? Director of Dementia Care Professor Graham Stokes offers helpful tips.