Wednesday, March 21

Finding Joy in Alzheimer's Care


See how people with dementia and their care partners can experience joy, humor and connection. With no cure, today's solution is to give great care. This TEDx clip talks about ways to set the bar high with empathy, patience and fun.

You're Not Getting Alzheimer's; You Just Know So Much

DOES AGE LEAD to deterioration of brain function, or do older brains just take longer to process ever increasing amounts of knowledge? The latest research may surprise you.

2018 Alzheimer's Facts & Figures


Discoveries in science mean fewer people are dying at an early age. A new report highlights the need for similar scientific breakthroughs for Alzheimer’s. Learn the facts you need to make Alzheimer's a national health care priority. Join the fight to increase funding for research that can lead to early detection, better treatments and ultimately a cure.

Tuesday, March 20

CTE Dementia's True Story


Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, is a dementia-mystery that Chris Nowinski wants to solve by analyzing brains. When Nowinski meets a pro athlete, his first question is: "Can I have your brain?" Hear more from this ground-breaking effort to protect athletes' brains -- and yours, too.

Robin William's Wife Shares Their Lewy Body Dementia Journey


"Neurology," the prestigious brain journal, published insights from Robin Williams' wife, Susan, into Lewy Body Dementia. Watch Susan join "The American Brain Foundation" for a TV interview about Robin's battle with dementia.

Vascular Dementia 101


Vascular deterioration in the brain affects nearly all of us by 70. Aging arteries can trigger Vascular Dementia, or Vascular Cognitive Impairment. Learn the basics about what causes it and some tips on how to prevent it.

Alzheimer's & Dementia - Important Differences


If you have been confused by the terms "dementia" and "Alzheimer's", or mistakenly thought that they were the same thing, watch this film. Knowing the difference can be essential.

Monday, March 19

How Sleep Clears Alzheimer's

Beta-amyloid (also known as "plaque") is the main suspect behind Alzheimer's. Sleep cleared it TWICE as quickly as normal in the lab. Find out how sleep doubles the clearance of this dangerous Alzheimer's molecule.

Dementia's Uh-Oh Moment: Why I Need a 3rd Party


Big changes happen to people with dementia. Even bigger surprises happen to the caregivers. Teepa Snow has great tips on how to handle them.

Sunday, March 18

Sundowning Care Tips


Get these tips for coping with "sundowning". (Sundowning is restlessness or agitation in the late afternoon or early evening in Alzheimer's.)

How I Feel About My Dementia


Meet 6 people living fulfilling, interesting lives with dementia. An award-winning, true film, it will help you understand the needs and feel the feelings of real people with dementia.

Thursday, March 15

Which Women Have Better Memory?

In the battle of the sexes, women have long claimed that they can remember things better and longer than men can. An important study sheds new light on the matter.