July 31, 2014

Brain Imaging's Cutting Edge

VIDEO

Watch how "seeing into the brain" is revolutionizing the Alzheimer's search for a cure. Find out why imaging breakthroughs hold the key to new dementia treatments. See today's incredible brain picture technology.

July 30, 2014

Why More Stroke Emergencies Should Call 911

Ambulance (Photo: Wikimedia.org)VIDEO & ARTICLE

Vascular dementia has hit over a million Americans, often caused by a stroke. A new study reveals startling statisitcs on how easy it is to improve this. Learn how stroke is often preventable, simply by knowing the signs and quickly calling 911.

8 Medication Questions for Caregivers to Ask Doctors

Pills (Photo: WIkimedia.org) People with Alzheimer's may take many medicines. Some treat the disease while others help with mood, behavior changes and other medical conditions. Learn how caregivers can ensure medication is taken safely & correctly.

Sunlight Lightens Vascular Dementia

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What's good for the heart is good for the brain. That's because "heart-health" is about vascular health. When blood vessels (arteries & veins) pop or clog, they cause (heart) cardiovascular disease  and vascular dementia (brain). Learn how sunlight can improve your vascular health.

Careline Phone System for Dementia

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK

This triple phone system assists people with dementia in many ways, at a reasonable price. Both corded & cordless handsets feature big numbers on large keys, volume boost, caller announce & a full-duplex speakerphone. The corded base includes 4 photo buttons, plus an answering machine. To top it off, a wearable pendant provides emergency hands-free access to 2 numbers at the touch of a button. Careline's optional cordless handsets and pendants let you spread up to six phones throughout the house.

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July 29, 2014

Alzheimer's in 6 Stages - Teepa Snow

TEEPA VIDEO

Learn about caring for Alzheimer's in its various stages. Teepa Snow shows what to expect from the disease, while keeping the focus on the person for whom you care.

July 27, 2014

Tought of the Week: A Hard Battle

Senior with caretaker and a saying: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Philo)"

F18 Scans Make A Big Difference in Diagnosing Dementia

Alzheimer's International Conference

F18 scanning is a new technology that lets doctors "look" into a brain with dementia. It shows how much Alzheimer's plaque is stuck on live neurons. At $3,000 per scan, is it worth it?

SNIFF Insulin Spray For Alzheimer's

RESEARCH VIDEO -
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See NIH-sponsored research exploring intranasal insulin as a potentially strong treatment for dementia.

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