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Sunday, January 15

Breakfast Eggs Don't Increase Dementia Risk

High serum cholesterol levels have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases as well as increased risk of memory disorders. But how does that really affect what you eat?

Spotting Alzheimer's Early

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Innovative research led by scientists at UC Berkeley was first to show that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of the neurodegenerative disorder.

Dementia Drugs Help Head AND Heart

HeartThe most common Alzheimer's drugs are linked to a reduced risk of heart attacks and death. Learn how major Alzheimer's medications may be as good for the heart as they are for the brain.

Friday, January 13

The Dangers of Driving with Alzheimer's

VIDEO + CHECKLIST OF 15 WARNING SIGNS:

See how memory problems caused by Alzheimer's make driving unsafe. Watch this thought-provoking video to open up the discussion with family members, friends and patients.

Wednesday, January 11

Learn to be a Better Caregiver from Alzheimer's PET Scans

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TEEPA SNOW explains Alzheimer's behaviors that show up in PET Scans. Scans reveal the inner workings of the brain, offering insights into dealing with difficult words and actions. Improve your life and be a better caregiver.

Monday, January 9

University of California's Alzheimer's Prevention Program

Professor Gary Small
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Can you prevent Alzheimer's or is that just a false hope? Professor Gary Small, MD, Director of The UCLA Longevity Center, discusses the science of lowering your risk of Alzheimer's. See the latest in research-based prevention strategies.

Sunday, January 8

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

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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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Visual Confusion in Dementia

VIDEO:

Dementia can make it difficult to recognize familiar faces, or even trigger hallucinations. Lewy body dementia is particularly susceptible to such visual problems. Watch Stanford's Dr. Kirshner answer a few questions on the topic.

Friday, January 6

When Alzheimer’s Disrupts a Marriage

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Get new insights from a study on marital communication in dementia. See Allan on how his fairytale marriage has weathered his wife's advanced Alzheimer's.

Thursday, January 5

8 Medication Questions for Caregivers to Ask Doctors

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People with Alzheimer's generally take a lot of medicine. Some drugs boost memory and cognition, while others help with mood, behavior and the many conditions that affect the elderly. Learn how caregivers can help ensure medication is taken safely and correctly.

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