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Thursday, July 18

The Bad & The Good in Statins & Alzheimer's

Statins
Statins certainly seem to lower the risk of Alzheimer's. On the other hand, they can sometimes cause temporary memory loss, which does go away if one stops the statins. Find out what you need to know to strike the right balance.

Music is a Wonderful Companion 4 Years into Alzheimer's

VIDEO:

MUSIC IS A WONDERFUL part of Meg's life, 4 years after her Alzheimer's diagnosis . Music "calms me, makes me feel better." It focuses her, and indeed, brings back memories. See Meg talk all about what music does for her.

10 Memory Tips

VIDEO:

MEMORY EXPERT Jim Kwik breaks down the 10 things we all can do to unlock the other 90% of our brains. Whether you are healthy and even if you have dementia, Jim proves improving your memory is a lot simpler than you thought.

Spotting Alzheimer's Early

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

See PET scans pick up the beginnings of Alzheimer's in healthy people. Learn how this may give a head-start in fighting the disease. Find out about tracking Alzheimer’s progress, as well as preemptive diagnosis in cognitively normal adults.

Wednesday, July 17

Controlling Your Insulin Level is the Best Way to Prevent Alzheimer's

TEDx HEALTH VIDEO:

Alzheimer's & brain insulin are so strongly connected, it's earned Alzheimer's the nickname, "Type-3 Diabetes." Watch this eye-opening, entertaining video to understand the connection. Find out what you can do.

A Real Alzheimer's Prevention Program from The University of California

HEALTH SEMINAR - VIDEO:

Can Alzheimer's be prevented? Some call prevention a false hope. Not Professor Gary Small, MD, Director of UCLA's Longevity Center. If prevention means lowering risk rather than stopping Alzheimer's completely, there is a lot of good science you'll want to know. See research-based prevention strategies.

Best Time to Stop Medicine for Dementia

MEDICATION VIDEO:

How do you know when Alzheimer's meds ought to be stopped? Explore the benefits of these medications, such as improved cognition, memory, behavior, lifespan, and the stages they are most effective.

Tuesday, July 16

Quit Shoving Back

CARE VIDEO:

Teepa Snow sheds sparkling light on our imperfect, daily attempts to help people with dementia.

The Best Way to Communicate with Dementia

VIDEO:

What's the best way to communicate with someone living with dementia? Director of Dementia Care Professor Graham Stokes offers helpful tips.

Don't Say Goodbye, Say Hello!

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA VIDEO: (Review)

Dr. Richard Taylor has Alzheimer's and the right attitude! See what he has to say.

Monday, July 15

How to Make a Dementia Sensory Room

VIDEO, ARTICLE & FREE 70 PAGE BOOK:

The free book, "How to Make a Sensory Room for People Living with Dementia", covers the do's and don'ts of multi-sensory technologies in dementia care. Learn more about Dementia Sensory Rooms. Download the rich, colorful, 70-page book.

Dementia & Stroke

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - VIDEO:

Blood moves through our body in tubes comprising "the vascular system." See why vascular leaks or clogs trigger vascular dementia, stroke and heart attacks. Learn how to keep your vascular system clean, strong and healthy.