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Wednesday, October 27

Man with Dementia Inspires the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
VIDEO:

It started with just four notes. Paul Harvey, who's 80 and has dementia, improvised a tune that went viral online. After taking to the radio waves, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra picked it up. Watch (and listen) where it went from there!

What is Amino LP7? Can It Really Keep Dementia at Bay?

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Researchers say an amino acid combination called Amino LP7 can hinder the development of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Learn more.

It Takes a Village to Care About Caregivers

Caregiving for Alzheimer's demands the support of loved ones and time for self-care. Read how overwhelming stress can increase the risk of caregiver dementia by sixfold.

Tuesday, October 26

Ping Pong & Alzheimer's

VIDEO:

Table tennis is a helpful activity for people with Alzheimer's. See how it combines physical activity with brain exercise, spatial skills and staying social.

Experts Review Evidence on Yoga & Dementia

HEALTH: Yoga practice 'expands the mind.' Research shows this to be literally true: the volume of the hippocampus, involved with memory processing, increases with yoga practice. A hippocampus is also the first structure to shrink with Alzheimer's. Can yoga fight Alzheimer's?

Monday, October 25

How to Manage Dementia's Hallucinations without Drugs

DEMENTIA WITH LEWY BODIES VIDEO:

Hallucinations in dementia often pose bigger challenges than memory and cognitive problems. Watch these smart caregiver strategies from the University of Texas.

Worm Wiggles Suggest Vitamin B12 Fights Alzheimer's

RESEARCH:

Worms in the lab lose their wiggle when they have Alzheimer's. But researchers found the Vitamin B12-deficient worms kept their wiggle when the deficit was corrected. Learn more.

Sunday, October 24

Music, Poetry, Prayer, Rhythm - Use The Gifts They Still Have

TEEPA CARE-TIPS VIDEO:

Why focus on what people with dementia lose? Focus on what they have. Teepa shows how to make the most from those abilities.

Coffee's Phenylindanes Fight Alzheimer's Plaque

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Roasting coffee beans produces Phenylindanes. Phenylindanes uniquely prevent – or rather, inhibit – both tau and beta amyloid plaque, the two big culprits behind Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Learn how they impact cognitive decline.

Friday, October 22

Alzheimer's Big-Bang Theory

2 VIDEOS & ARTICLE:

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

How to Prepare for Bad Weather with Dementia

ARTICLE & CHECKLIST:

Dementia demands preparation. When bad weather strikes, be ready. Includes checklists to help you prepare and tips on the best ways to ride it out, plus ways to get everyone back on their feet in the aftermath.

Thursday, October 21

The Truth About Concussions & CTE Dementia

CONCUSSIONS & DEMENTIA - TED VIDEO:

CTE Dementia (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) is a dementia-mystery that Chris Nowinski is solving. See his ground-breaking effort to protect athletes' brains - and yours, too.