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Tuesday, March 19

Giving Choices in Mid / Late Stage Alzheimer's

TEEPA SNOW VIDEO:

Care tips for communicating and living with a person as they progress to more advanced stages of dementia.

Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis # 5: Lyme Disease

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Country music legend Kris Kristofferson was once diagnosed with Alzheimer's. After memory loss ruined his career, it turned out he was misdiagnosed. He really had Lyme disease. After treatment, his memory was mostly back. Learn about his remarkable recovery and the signs to look for.

Monday, March 18

Memory Problems & Sleep - 6 Tips

SLEEP & HEALTH: Find out six ways to get a good night's sleep.

8 Ways Caregivers Care for Themselves

Caregiver (Photo: NIH)TIPS, INFO + FREE HANDBOOK:

Caring for dementia can cause caregiver burnout, endangering both patient & caregiver. Learn 8 ways to prevent it and better care for yourself. Get a free NIH Caregiver Handbook (104 pages).

WNT Signaling May Explain Low Rates of Cancer in Alzheimer's

RESEARCH has long shown that patients with cancer are at reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's, and vice versa. What wasn't known is that Wnt signaling was involved in that link. Learn how.

Sunday, March 17

Scam Protection for People with Dementia

KEEP YOUR MONEY SAFE - VIDEO & ARTICLE:

We've all heard stories of crooks taking advantage of people with Alzheimer's. See how to protect people with dementia from scammers.

Turmeric Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Turmeric Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry RECIPE + RESEARCH LINKS:

Enjoy a healthy brain-boost, along with great flavor, in a chicken-and-broccoli dish. This Mediterranean-style plate is loaded with neuroprotective turmeric & cumin, as well as ginger. Enhanced with brain-nutritious, delicious coconut or olive oil, the flavor is close-to-home, yet exotic at the same time!

Rehydration for Dementia

TEDx DIET VIDEO:

Lewis Hornby had a problem: his grandmother with dementia wasn’t drinking enough, causing her to get severely dehydrated. See his sweet, and potentially life-saving, solution, which received multiple awards for design engineering and social impact.

Friday, March 15

Tour the Promise Alzheimer's Garden

LOVELY VIDEO:

Once a patient enters The Promise Alzheimer's Garden, they can't get lost, so they feel independent, yet safe. Filled with sensory experiences, aromatic flowers and rivulets offer up calming smells and sounds. Purple lilacs express Alzheimer's awareness. A brain-shaped tree sculpture in rusted metal artfully symbolizes life with dementia. Share a walk in the garden with Karen and her mom with Alzheimer's.

Why is Lewy Body Dementia So Misdiagnosed?

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

Robin William's wife said getting his Lewy Body diagnosis was like playing Whack-a-Mole. She would ask, "Which symptom is it this month?" See why the world's most common dementia after Alzheimer's is so hard to spot.

Reverse Dementia in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Alzheimer's may just be NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus), a curable dementia. 400,000 Americans have NPH. Only 11,000 are properly diagnosed. See how NPH imitates Alzheimer's in as many as 5% of the cases. Find out what you can do about it. DIAGNOSIS: VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT

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

Thursday, March 14

Barbara Will Change Your Attitude to Dementia

SPECIAL MOVIE:

"BARBARA", a highly successful British film series on dementia, improves relationships between people with dementia, caregivers, doctors & nurses. See this 6-episode summary. Dementia is universal - everyone needs to understand how to be helpful. That's why "Barbara" is a must-see.