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Thursday, December 5

Alzheimer's and the iPOD - It's Magic

USA TODAY VIDEO:

SONGS hold powerful memories and are one of the best dementia therapies. See how one home is realizing the potential of music to treat Alzheimer's.

Wednesday, December 4

Resistance in Dementia

TEEPA SNOW VIDEO:

Getting physical resistance from the person you care for? Teepa Snow shows how it may not be them, nor you. It could be an automatic reaction, caused by a type of dementia, such as Lewy Body Dementia. Watch this 4-minute clip to help you be a better, less frustrated and more effective caregiver.

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.

How to Travel with Alzheimer's

HOLIDAY TRIP TIP:

Taking a person with Alzheimer's on a short trip is a challenge. Traveling can make the person more worried and confused, so it's important to think ahead. Here are some tips.

Tuesday, December 3

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.)

Monday, December 2

Diet, Alzheimer's & The Nigerian Paradox

DIET VIDEO:

The Nigerian Paradox wonders: Why are Alzheimer’s rates low in Nigeria, despite dangerous rates of "the Alzheimer’s gene" (ApoE4)? Does Nigeria's diet hold the key?

Identity & Alzheimer's: "Am I Going to Be the Same Person?"

INSIGHTFUL TEDx VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Alzheimer's affects identity. See Neurologist Jules Montague on preserving identity in the face of Alzheimer's. Learn how it connects us and protects healthy relationships.

Sunday, December 1

Busy Minds Can Push Off Alzheimer's

MAYO CLINIC HEALTH VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Find out about activities to help your mind push off Alzheimer's by as much as 8 years.

Seniors Avoid Memory Tests

DIAGNOSIS: Many seniors know their memory and thinking abilities have gone downhill. They also know Medicare offers free cognitive tests. Yet 50% of these seniors won't take one. Find out why they don't and why they should.

Friday, November 29

Forever Remember Me As Loving You

STORY VIDEO:

This elegant film-short beautifully portrays love's endurance despite Alzheimer's.

Wednesday, November 27

10 Precautions for Celebrating Thanksgiving with Dementia

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HOLIDAY TIPS: Getting together for a holiday meal can cause a person with Alzheimer's some confusion and anxiety. Here are 10 tips to make the holiday easier and more pleasurable.

A Big Thanksgiving Laugh from A Little Old Lady

HAPPY THANKSGIVING - SENIOR CARE & FUN VIDEO:

A little old lady will make you laugh out loud, elegantly shining tasteful light on aging's quirks. Take delight as Mary takes the mic before a live audience.