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Tuesday, July 5

Family of Major League Soccer Player Shares CTE Diagnosis

DIAGNOSIS ARTICLE + VIDEO:

The family of major league soccer player Scott Vermillion is speaking out about his posthumous diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head and repeated episodes of concussion. Listen in.

Monday, July 4

Benefits of Blueberries for the Brain

DIET VIDEO:

Blueberries can significantly improve cognitive performance within hours of consumption. How solid is the science?

Alzheimer's & Viruses: The Latest Research

PROGRESS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

American researchers found 'unusually high' levels of two human herpes virus strains in brains of people with Alzheimer's. This opens a robust array of new targets in the search for a cure.

Sunday, July 3

The Link Between Personalized Music and Memory

WSJ VIDEO:

What’s the connection between music and memory? Music and Memory Founder Dan Cohen joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero to discuss how songs from youth can help battle Alzheimer’s and bring memories back. (Photo: Music and Memory)

Color Your Mind - A Book for Alzheimer's

BOOK OF THE WEEK: VIDEO + ARTICLE:

"Color Your Mind" is an innovative activity book for people with Alzheimer's. It was created with insights from caregivers, neurologists, doctors, and, of course, people with Alzheimer’s. The activities, images, and approach were refined through visits to homes and care facilities. See the cheerful, inspiring coloring images in "Color Your Mind".

Friday, July 1

Animation Explores Alzheimer's in the Brain

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - VIDEO:

Journey inside the brain with Associated Press Digital Products. Explore the latest Alzheimer's science. See how healthy nerve cells are affected by Alzheimer's plaques and tangles, and what scientists are working with in their fight for a healthy brain.

Thursday, June 30

Robin Williams and the Science of Lewy Body Dementia

SCIENCE SHOW - LBD VIDEO:
Robin Williams brought unprecedented awareness to Lewy Body Dementia. It's a common but not-well-known type of dementia. How did it affect him? Why didn't doctors or family catch it? Science Show offers answers, dissecting what Lewy Bodies are, and what they do to trigger dementia.

Dementia Drugs Help Head AND Heart

Heart COMMON ALZHEIMER'S MEDICATIONS are linked to a reduced risk of heart attacks and death. Learn how major Alzheimer's drugs may be as good for the heart as they are for the brain.

Wednesday, June 29

Aspirin May be Good for Alzheimer's

MEDICATIONS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Aspirin cleared some Alzheimer's plaque in the lab. Plaque is the best-known culprit behind Alzheimer's. Learn about this potential new role for the world's most popular pill.

"Age-Related Memory Loss" Has Nothing to Do with Alzheimer's

VIDEO & ARTICLE - DIAGNOSING MEMORY LOSS:

Forgetful? That does not mean Alzheimer's. Nobel-prize winner Dr. Eric Kandel discovered a key reason we become forgetful. He calls it "Age-Related Memory Loss". It's got nothing to do with dementia. It happens even when we're perfectly healthy. Find out why it occurs.

Tuesday, June 28

How I Feel About My Dementia

A SHORT FILM:

Meet 6 people living fulfilling, interesting lives with dementia. This award-winning, true film will help you understand the needs and feel the feelings of real people with dementia.

How to Long-Distance Caregive

FREE BOOKLETS & CARE TIPS:

Long-distance dementia-caregiving has unique stresses. Learn what to do and how to help. Get a free booklet with suggestions on coping and succeeding.