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Monday, October 23

SAGE Pen & Paper Alzheimer's Test

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Problems with memory or thinking? Check out this simple, written exam from Ohio State University Medical Center. Find out what made this outstanding test go viral.

Helping a Person with Dementia to Clean Their Teeth

VIDEO:

Tooth brushing in dementia can involve a number of tricky details. Anticipating needs is all it takes to make it easy to brush teeth. See dozens of tips to help people with dementia keep their mouth, breath and teeth clean and fresh.

Sunday, October 22

Activities to do with Your Parent who has Alzheimer's Dementia

BOOK OF THE WEEK:

Family caregivers will find dozens of easy-to-understand activities to do with a loved one who has dementia. The book is written with compassion and understanding. It is filled with over fifty activity ideas, assessments, support sources, caregiver burnout prevention ideas and room by room safety suggestions. Each activity is described on 2 pages or less, with instructions on how to adapt it to the ability of your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia.

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When Ted Sings, Millions Listen, Alzheimer's & All

SONGS & INTERVIEW - VIDEO:

Ted is better known as the Songaminute Man. He also has dementia. Watch this wonderful sampling of his songs, along with a one-of-a-kind interview on BBC's "The One Show".

Scam Protection for People with Dementia

MONEY 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.

Genetic Test Predicts Alzheimer's Better

A new genetic test may one day diagnose Alzheimer's before symptoms occur. This would give doctors a big therapeutic and research edge. Learn how looking at genes beyond ApoE4 holds big answers to tough questions in the fight to beat Alzheimer's.

If You're Worried You Have Alzheimer's, You Probably Don't

FORGOT where you put those keys again? Worried about it? The good news is, though you may have a problem, it's probably not Alzheimer's. A real warning sign of Alzheimer's is "anosognosia". That's when you forget and are not aware of it, while other people are. Learn more about what causes memory problems and how to better understand what you see.

Sundowning Care from Sunset 'til Sunrise

VIDEO:

In "Sundowning", people with dementia get agitated and restless towards the end of the day. "Dusk 'Til Dawn" has been fighting sundowning with special techniques for 12 years. See it in action.

The 36-Hour Day

Book cover of "The 36-Hour Day"
BOOK OF THE WEEK:

"Continues to be the 'bible' of recommendation for any caregiver whose family member suffers from a dementia such as Alzheimer's." -- Bookwatch

Learn more about "The 36-Hour Day".

Thursday, October 19

4 Simple Ways to Fight Dementia

QUICK VIDEO:

Numerous studies show you CAN reduce risk of Alzheimer's. Learn 4 ways to improve your brain and maintain long-term health.

Alzheimer's Patient #1

POWERFUL VIDEO:

In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer first identified Alzheimer's disease. A 51-year-old woman, Auguste Deter, exhibited behavioral symptoms and memory loss. Now, see her original file.

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