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Sunday, February 23

A Grandchild for One Day Keeps Dementia Away

CBS NEWS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

An intriguing study of 120 grandmothers might surprise you. Doctors know socially engaged people have better cognition and less dementia. But can a person get too much of a good thing? What's the right balance?

Thursday, February 20

How Your Doctors Diagnose Dementia

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

Accurately diagnosing a patient's type of dementia can be helpful, even life-saving. With over 100 types of dementia and no simple test, it's tricky. See clues and tools doctors use. Help achieve a spot-on diagnosis.

More Evidence Alzheimer's is a Type of Diabetes

MEMORY PROBLEMS are an early sign of Alzheimer's & are linked to sugar (glucose) deprivation in brain cells. In diabetes, a well-known Alzheimer's risk factor, cells are sugar-deprived. How likely does this make the Alzheimer's-sugar-diabetes triangle?

Wednesday, February 19

Rosemary Emulates Aricept & Donepezil

Rosemary ROSEMARY & ALZHEIMER'S - VIDEO & ARTICLE:

Aricept® (generic: donepezil) treats Alzheimer's by blocking AChE. Rosemary does that naturally. Learn about rosemary's dementia-fighting benefits from USDA Dr. J. Duke. See how dietary rosemary strengthens memory.

What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering

FORGETFUL? Is it normal aging or a real problem? Learn 9 things you can do about it. Compare 5 serious memory problems against normal forgetfulness.

Tuesday, February 18

I Know Who He Is

ONE FROM THE HEART - MUSIC VIDEO: (With Lyrics)

William Michael Morgan strums a proud, moving song, by a young man that knows, who his father with dementia truly is.

Picking Up the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer's

SHORT-TERM MEMORY lapses are obvious signs of Alzheimer's, but other tell-tale signals begin to show much earlier. Learn how to look for semantic impairments, such as simple questions about size.

Caring for Vascular Dementia

TEEPA SNOW CARE VIDEO:

Vascular dementia poses unique challenges to caregivers. Learn how vascular dementia differs from Alzheimer's. See how to make life better, both for you and the one for whom you care.

Monday, February 17

Simple Tests for Dementia

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

Simple dementia tests that anyone can do, from HealthDirect. (Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor.).

85 with Dementia? Good Chance It's HS-AGING, Not Alzheimer's

Elderly lady
DIAGNOSIS: 3 important dementia studies focus on HS-AGING. It's a type of dementia almost as common as Alzheimer's in the 85+ group. Yet few people have heard of it. Why? What makes it different?

Curry Derivative J147 Beats Aricept for Alzheimer's

Curry (Photo: Wikimedia) J147 is a derivative of curry's turmeric spice. It beat the Alzheimer's drug Aricept (generic: donepezil) on several memory tests. The Salk Institute says it may benefit Parkinson's, Huntington's & vascular dementia. Find out how J147 prevented memory loss & slowed Alzheimer's.

A Happy Partner Leads to Less Dementia

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Researchers find optimistic people contribute to the health of their partners, staving off risk factors leading to Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and cognitive decline as they grow old together.