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Thursday, July 9

Vascular Dementia for Professional & Family Caregivers

DOWN-TO-EARTH VASCULAR DEMENTIA VIDEO:

This crystal-clear 20-minute UCLA seminar outlines key facts about Vascular Dementia. Learn what happens, ways it compares to Alzheimer's, who it affects and how to treat and prevent it.

How to Long-Distance Caregive

FREE BOOKLETS & CARE TIPS:

Long-distance dementia-caregiving has unique stresses. Learn what to do and how to help. Get a free booklet with suggestions on coping and succeeding.

Wednesday, July 8

"Prescribing" Exercise Fights Alzheimer's

TED VIDEO + FREE BOOK + 13 EASY WORKOUTS:

PEOPLE WITH MEMORY ISSUES EXPERIENCED slower degeneration in a brain region crucial for memory when exercising regularly. Check out 13 light exercises to prevent and fight Alzheimer's. See Dr. Wendy Suzuki's brain-changing work-out science. It can boost mood and memory - and protect against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Fake-Sweet Drinks & Dementia

CBS NEWS - DIET VIDEO:

One artificially-sweetened drink a day could double risk of stroke or dementia. Americans drink 3 billion gallons of diet beverages a year. See CBS Dr. Tara Narula discuss the brain-effects of diet drinks; subsequent research reinforces her discussion.

Diagnosing Dementia: Alzheimer's May Really Be Mini-Strokes

MEMORY problems are too-quickly diagnosed as Alzheimer's. A more common memory-culprit may be vascular dementia, caused by stroke, mini-stroke and high blood pressure. Learn the differences and how the right diagnosis effects therapy and treatment.

Tuesday, July 7

Prevent Alzheimer's - Start Young

NBC NEWS VIDEO:

Doctors say "prevention" is the new Alzheimer's frontier - and it does reduce the risk. See how.

Dementia Village #2 Raises the Bar of Dementia Care Even Higher

LIFESTYLE VIDEO:

Lantern's 38,700-square-foot Alzheimer’s and dementia unit is more than just a program — it is a lifestyle.

Calming & Comforting Dementia

TEEPA SNOW VIDEO:

Distress and agitation come with dementia's loss of control. Learn some simple hand-holding and support techniques that are a big help.

How Lewy Bodies Affect Life Expectancy

DEMENTIA WITH LEWY BODIES and other dementias are caused by proteins called Lewy bodies. How long can one live with them? Mayo Clinic researchers help answer that question for various conditions, including Parkinson's, MSA with parkinsonism and Parkinson's dementia.

Monday, July 6

8 Ladies with Dementia Thrive in 1 Small-Group Home

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA - VIDEO:

New "Small-Group Homes" are opening for people with Alzheimer's. See how this evolution in dementia-care is helping people thrive.

Morality, Social Bonds & Dementia

"Same ol' Jim!" When memory fades, relationships often stay strong. But when dementia seems to change moral traits, it becomes easy to fall into a relationship-destroying trap. Learn to protect those healthy social bonds.

Can We Prevent Alzheimer's by Targeting the Gene That Starts It?

Scientists have discovered a specific Alzheimer's gene appears to drive the first appearance of amyloid plaque in the brain. Now they're working on therapies targeting that gene to prevent the disease from developing. Learn more.