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Wednesday, June 19

Good Light Lightens Alzheimer's

DESIGN VIDEO:

LIGHTING affects how people feel. The right light reduces agitation and improves mood. See how therapeutic lighting achieves dramatic results in dementia care.

Alzheimer's Caregiver's Prayer

Beautiful, simple, inspiring.

UCLA: Memory-Mood Boosted by Curcumin Despite Aging

DIET & NUTRITION:

Turmeric spice contains curcumin. In a new UCLA study, curcumin significantly improved memory and mildly improved mood in people with memory problems.

Tuesday, June 18

Ease the Stress

CARE TIPS VIDEO:

SEE TEEPA SNOW on handling caregiver stress, brought on by challenging behavior.

Monday, June 17

What Mom & I Did Together Through Dementia

TED VIDEO:

Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother with dementia, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit. They journeyed together brilliantly, despite memory and cognitive loss. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.

Sunday, June 16

Felodipine, FDA-Approved for Blood Pressure, Shows Promise in Dementia

OFF-LABEL: An approved prescription drug for high blood pressure is showing promise against Parkinson's, Huntington's and other forms of dementia, in experimental studies in the lab.

Effects of Lying to a Dementia Patient

ETHICS VIDEO:

3 professors at the prestigious Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society share differing thoughts on respecting the autonomy of people with dementia, whether it is better or worse to lie to them, and whether the act of lying may cause one to be less honest, more frequently.

While He Still Knows Who I Am

WISHING YOU A GOOD FATHER'S DAY (USA) - MUSIC VIDEO:

When my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I was determined he would not forget me ... or I him. This is a grand tribute to all who are living with and dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

Advantages of Diagnosing Alzheimer's as Soon as Possible

Brain
DIAGNOSIS: When memory and thinking seem a little off, people tend to avoid getting a diagnosis. Yet early diagnosis allows for early benefits. These include better planning, treatment and therapy. Learn more about the advantages revealed in an important study.

June Is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

CELEBRITY VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Get the word out about Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Raise awareness of the Alzheimer's crisis, educate people on its realities, and help our world live better with dementia.

Saturday, June 15

Alzheimer's Drugs: What You Need to Know

FACT SHEET:

Several Alzheimer's prescription drugs are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people who have been diagnosed. Learn what these medications do and how they are different.

Thursday, June 13

When You Were Superman

ANIMATION-IN-SONG VIDEO:

SUNDAY IS USA FATHER'S DAY - Watch this uplifting-yet-real, brilliantly-animated music video about a child's heroic relationship with his parent with dementia.