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Sunday, August 20

How Steve's Music Outsmarted His Alzheimer's

CBS VIDEO:

67-year-old Steve Goodwin refuses to let Alzheimer's steal his music. Though he can no longer play the beautiful songs he composed for his wife, see him rescue their music with the help of a fantastic friend and professional pianist.

CBS Tips for Interacting & Communicating with Alzheimer's

VIDEO:

Neurologist Dr. Gayatri Devi joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the challenges behind communicating with and caring for the more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease.

Saturday, August 19

Alzheimer's Versus Dementia

Brain
VIDEO:

Hear a clear explanation of the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia. Watch this video from Emory University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center to see why these are very different terms.

Friday, August 18

A Morning Music Lift Lasts All Day in Alzheimer's

VIDEO:

Learn about personalized music's powerful effect on people with Alzheimer's. See Director Rossato-Bennett describe what's behind music's impact on dementia. Check out his eye-opening film on music and Alzheimer's, 'Alive Inside'.

Horticulture Therapy

VIDEO:

New memories through gardening is what therapeutic horticulture is all about. In doing it, seniors with Alzheimer's grow new plants and better thinking. It overcomes short-term memory loss by bringing back good feelings and lost moments from the past. See how it helps overcome dementia's limitations through purposeful, creative work.

Busy Minds Can Push Off Alzheimer's

MAYO CLINIC HEALTH VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Find out about activities that help your mind push off Alzheimer's by as much as 8 years.

Thursday, August 17

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.

Dementia & Osteoporosis - One Drug for Both

The most common drug for Alzheimer's also increases bone mass in mice. Find out what this means for people with dementia in fear of bone fractures, as well as conditions like osteoporosis or periodontitis.

Wednesday, August 16

Alzheimer's: What Not to Say

FAMILY, FRIENDS, CAREGIVERS -- TIPS VIDEO:

The title says it all. Whether caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's or just visiting, be wise & avoid these phrases.

Getting Family Together on Dementia Care

NEW TEEPA SNOW CARE TIPS 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.

Monday, August 14

Chocolate and the Fight Against Vascular Dementia

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

Take cocoa's flavanol phytonutrients, leave out the sugar and fat, and you get a health food that improves arterial function. That's a great way to fight strokes and atherosclerosis, common triggers of vascular dementia. See NutritionFacts.org analyze the latest research.

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