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Friday, November 22

Holiday Hints for Families Living with Alzheimer's

HOLIDAY SEASON - EARLY PREPARATIONS:

Tips to help caregivers & people with dementia when visiting family, friends & neighbors during the holiday season.

Concussion Leads to Dementia If Neglected

Concussion AS PROFESSIONAL sports teams battle lawsuits for dementia caused by concussion, new research shows damage to the brain can persist for decades after a head trauma. Learn why. Find out what to do.

Thursday, November 21

Oral Health for Older Adults

A GREAT DENTAL resource provides low-cost programs for American seniors. Also check out the website's free “how to” guide for communities.

Wednesday, November 20

Getting Family Together on Dementia Care

TEEPA SNOW - CARE TIP VIDEO:

When dementia hits, it challenges a family's ability to work as a team. See Teepa Snow role-play a way to make it work.

3 Kinds of Alzheimer's

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S

Until now, Alzheimer's was thought to be a single disease. Advanced research is redefining Alzheimer's, showing three distinct subtypes. Find out the differences.

Tuesday, November 19

When Dementia is Not Alzheimer's

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO BY KHAN ACADEMY:

There are many types of dementia. Vascular dementia, LBD, FTD and Parkinson's Dementia are just a few. Dementia from alcoholism, HIV or concussions have distinct labels. See how they differ from Alzheimer's dementia.

Monday, November 18

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.

Sundowning: Is My Body Clock Broken or Just Disconnected?

Early-evening restlessness and agitation, known as 'sundowning', is common in Alzheimer's. So is fragmented sleep. A major discovery indicates these symptoms are curable.

Sunday, November 17

Borderline Hearing Loss Treatment Lowers Dementia by 9%

A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss -- when hearing is still considered normal. Learn what you can do to spot these borderline losses and what you can do to prevent hearing loss and cognitive loss.

Alzheimer's Prevention Inspiration

TEDx BRAIN-HEALTH VIDEO:

How can we take action to be mentally healthy throughout our lives? See Brain Scientist Dr. Owen Carmichael share clear, highly motivating insights.

Friday, November 15

Chocolate and the Fight Against Vascular Dementia

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

Cocoa's flavanol phytonutrients, without the sugar and fat, improves arterial function. That's a great way to fight strokes and atherosclerosis, common triggers of vascular dementia. Does that make chocolate a health food? See NutritionFacts.org tease out the research.

Thursday, November 14

In the Lab, Alzheimer's Gene Gets Fixed

PROGRESS: ApoE4 is the best known "Alzheimer's Gene". Gladstone Institute scientists successfully changed the gene's structure. This eliminated certain signs of Alzheimer's, restored normal cell function, and improved survival. Learn all about this giant step forward.