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Friday, December 13

Dark Chocolate Boosts Memory

DIET NEWS - ARTICLE & VIDEO:

New studies show dark chocolate improves memory & mood, boosts immunity and reduces stress as well as inflammation.

Thursday, December 12

Atacand Blood Pressure Drug Helps Alzheimer's

MEDICATION VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Top researchers show the generic drug candesartan (brand name: ATACAND®) may not only slow progression of Alzheimer’s, but also prevent or delay its development. See how.

The Best Booklet on Early-Onset Dementia

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FREE BOOKLET:

Early-onset dementia strikes people under 65 with Alzheimer's. Get this information-packed 38-page booklet, offering valuable insights based on 2 decades of research.

Wednesday, December 11

Low-Salt Diet Improves Thinking by Lowering Alzheimer's Tau

DIET & NUTRITION:

A low-salt diet seems to help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s. Learn more about the effect of salt on cognition.

Wandering Prep & Prevention

15 TIPS on how to limit wandering and prevent a person with dementia from becoming lost. (60% of people with dementia will wander off at some point.)

Tuesday, December 10

How to Persuade an Alzheimer's Driver

TEEPA SNOW CARE VIDEO:

Watch Teepa Snow demonstrate respectful, compassionate ways to help someone with Alzheimer's to stop wanting to drive.

Medicine & Myth: What Causes Alzheimer's and What Doesn't

VIDEO & ARTICLE:

Which of these cause Alzheimer's:
1) Flu shots?
2) Aluminum?
3) Statin drugs?
See the latest research.

Helping People with Dementia Stay Physically Active

ACTIVITIES FOR ANY DAY - 6 HEALTHY TIPS to help you stay active with Alzheimer's, along with physical activities to do.

Monday, December 9

Is Sleep a Missing Piece in the Alzheimer's Puzzle?

SLEEP HEALTH:

The link between sleep, beta-amyloid and Alzheimer's is increasingly clear. Beta-amyloid deposition leads to a vicious cycle - it disturbs sleep and impairs memory, which trigger further deposition. Learn what it means for lowering Alzheimer's risk and improving sleep habits.

Skiing Cuts Vascular Dementia Risk in Half

VASCULAR DEMENTIA: SKIERS are 50% less likely to develop vascular dementia, half as likely to be depressed, and if Parkinson’s strike, it's very delayed – despite pathological changes in the brain. Learn more.

6 Elder Tips to Prepare for a Disaster

EMERGENCY INFOGRAPH:

People with dementia can be especially vulnerable during natural disasters and extreme weather. Read and share this infographic for 6 things to do now to make sure you are prepared for a disaster.

Easy RUDAS Dementia Test

DEMENTIA TEST + INSTRUCTIONS:

The RUDAS Dementia Test is brief, effective and free. It works well for most people. (It performs even better than other quick tests for people with cultural barriers, low education levels, or when English is not one's first language.)