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Thursday, June 20

Levetiracetam Normalizes Alzheimer's Brain Activity

DRUG RESEARCH VIDEO + ARTICLE:

This FDA-approved anti-epileptic medication benefits Alzheimer's in the lab. Learn about the promising research.

How Much Coconut Oil Helps Alzheimer's?

Coconut and 2 bottles of coconut oil
MCT DIET VIDEO + INFO:

MCT oil generates ketones, which can help dementia. Coconut oil is rich in MCT oil. What are healthier food sources? How much is a good daily amount to get the maximum benefit?

Whoopi Goldberg on Lewy Body Dementia

Whoopi Goldberg
VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT:

Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg touches on the basics of Lewy Body dementia. Watch her quick overview. It includes vital information that can help anyone living with most any dementia. See what the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) can do for you.

Wednesday, June 19

Good Light Lightens Alzheimer's

DESIGN VIDEO:

LIGHTING affects how people feel. The right light reduces agitation and improves mood. See how therapeutic lighting achieves dramatic results in dementia care.

Alzheimer's Caregiver's Prayer

Beautiful, simple, inspiring.

UCLA: Memory-Mood Boosted by Curcumin Despite Aging

DIET & NUTRITION:

Turmeric spice contains curcumin. In a new UCLA study, curcumin significantly improved memory and mildly improved mood in people with memory problems.

Tuesday, June 18

Ease the Stress

CARE TIPS VIDEO:

SEE TEEPA SNOW on handling caregiver stress, brought on by challenging behavior.

Monday, June 17

What Mom & I Did Together Through Dementia

TED VIDEO:

Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother with dementia, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit. They journeyed together brilliantly, despite memory and cognitive loss. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.

Sunday, June 16

Felodipine, FDA-Approved for Blood Pressure, Shows Promise in Dementia

OFF-LABEL: An approved prescription drug for high blood pressure is showing promise against Parkinson's, Huntington's and other forms of dementia, in experimental studies in the lab.

Effects of Lying to a Dementia Patient

ETHICS VIDEO:

3 professors at the prestigious Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society share differing thoughts on respecting the autonomy of people with dementia, whether it is better or worse to lie to them, and whether the act of lying may cause one to be less honest, more frequently.

While He Still Knows Who I Am

WISHING YOU A GOOD FATHER'S DAY (USA) - MUSIC VIDEO:

When my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I was determined he would not forget me ... or I him. This is a grand tribute to all who are living with and dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

Advantages of Diagnosing Alzheimer's as Soon as Possible

Brain
DIAGNOSIS: When memory and thinking seem a little off, people tend to avoid getting a diagnosis. Yet early diagnosis allows for early benefits. These include better planning, treatment and therapy. Learn more about the advantages revealed in an important study.