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Tuesday, November 13

How to Persuade an Alzheimer's Driver

TEEPA SNOW CARE VIDEO:

Watch Teepa Snow demonstrate respectful, compassionate ways to help someone with Alzheimer's to stop wanting to drive.

"Beet" Alzheimer's with Betanin

DIET VIDEOS + ARTICLE:

Beets get red from betanin. Betanin slows the accumulation of brain plaque, Alzheimer's #1 culprit. Learn how. See NutritionFacts.org's Dr. Greger on the way fresh beets fight dementia, and how much to eat or drink.

6 Tips on Repetitive Questions Due to Dementia

VIDEO:

"What's the time?" Repetitive questions are common in dementia, triggering frustration and anxiety in caregiver and patient alike. If you are ever at a loss as to how to deal with repetitive questions, check out these tips from UCLA Health.

Monday, November 12

Alzheimer's Agitation: Citalopram May Help

MEDICATION & TREATMENT VIDEO:

Agitation is one of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s. See why citalopram may be effective in alleviating Alzheimer's agitation and aggression.

Hazardous Alzheimer's Center

NEWS VIDEO:

See why Health Inspectors reported hundreds of violations at an Alzheimer's Care Center in North Carolina. Learn what to keep any eye out for in care facilities for your loved ones.

What They Had

MOVIE TRAILER:

"What They Had" is a brand new movie centering on a family struggling to rise above Alzheimer's. Heartbreaking but funny, see this trailer with scenes from this major motion picture.

Diagnosing Dementia: Screens Vs. Tests

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

A dementia-screen is a quick-and-simple way to see if you should be worried about dementia. A dementia-test, on the other hand, diagnoses if you actually have dementia, and helps determine if it is Alzheimer's or a different dementia. See what's right, when.

Sunday, November 11

Ronald Reagan's Alzheimer's Letter: Still Relevant, Still Moving

Ronald Reagan
IN 1983, PRESIDENT REAGAN ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER AS NATIONAL ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS MONTH. IN 1994, HE TOLD THE WORLD HE HAD IT. SEE VIDEO + INSPIRING LETTER:

This week 24 years ago, President Ronald W. Reagan hand-wrote this profound message to America, sharing the news of his Alzheimer's diagnosis. His words led the way in breaking down the stigmas and myths surrounding Alzheimer's. Watch Nancy Reagan describe that moment, thirteen years past. It marked the ceasing of his formal, public appearances and the beginning of his long, private farewell. Read the letter.

100 Simple Tips to Prevent Alzheimer's & Memory Loss

Book Cover
VIDEO & ARTICLE - BOOK OF THE WEEK:

CNN's former medical correspondent has written a book on dementia containing "100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss". Backed by good science, see the author discuss a few of these "100 Simple Things" that help preserve thinking and memory.

Friday, November 9

Concussion Leads to Dementia If Neglected

Concussion AS PROFESSIONAL sports teams battle lawsuits for dementia caused by concussion, new research shows damage to the brain can persist for decades after a head trauma. Learn why. Find out what to do.

Wednesday, November 7

What Really Matters in Advanced Dementia

TED TALK: VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

What do people with dementia wish for? Often, it’s comfort, respect & love. Dr. BJ Miller shares deep thoughts on creating a dignified, graceful life for patients nearing the end of life. Take the time to savor this moving talk.

Doorway Memory Loss Explained

EVER WALK INTO A ROOM with some purpose in mind, only to forget what it was? It turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses. Can this contribute to dementia's wandering, confusion and problems with traveling?