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Wednesday, February 24

Live in the Moment (From "Still Alice")

MOVIE CLIP & BOOK:

Alice Howland, happily married, 3 children, is a celebrated Harvard professor. She notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. Diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's. Heartbreaking and inspiring, see the film "Still Alice" capture in remarkable detail what's it's like to live with Alzheimer's. Learn about the struggles and how to better "live in the moment."

Tuesday, February 23

Alzheimer's Mealtime: Eat Together to Eat Well

FOOD:

With dementia, it's not just what you eat - it's also how and where! Learn more...

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 22

A Good Night's Sleep Clears Alzheimer's Tau

SLEEP: A research study finds when young healthy men had a full, uninterrupted night of rest, their blood levels showed a reduced level of tau, the biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease. The level was higher when they lost just one night of sleep. Learn more.

What is Vascular Dementia?

VASCULAR DEMENTIA VIDEO + REVIEW ARTICLE:
Vascular dementia is one of the 3 leading causes of dementia. When it appears together with Alzheimer's, as it often does, it is called "Mixed dementia". Learn what causes it and how to identify different types.

Sunday, February 21

Diet's Effect on 500,000 British Brains

Our change in diet has been proposed as being the underlying reason for the dramatic increase in the prevalence of Type II diabetes that we are observing worldwide in our time. What's that doing to our brains?

Afternoon Naps Linked to Better Mental Agility

SLEEP STUDY: A regular afternoon nap seemed to be associated with better cognitive performance in a study of healthy seniors living in China. Find out more.

Diagnosing Lewy Body Dementia is Tricky But Vital

Doctor with patient
DIAGNOSIS: 50% of people with Lewy Body Dementia said they were originally misdiagnosed with a type of dementia such as Alzheimer's. Find out how LBD is exquisitely sensitive to certain medications, and why an early, accurate diagnosis is critical.

Quadrupling Donepezil (Aricept)

MEDICATION: THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR DEMENTIA-DRUG IS DONEPEZIL. Donepezil (Brand-name: Aricept®) boosts memory & thinking in Alzheimer's. More donepezil means more boost - along with intensified side-effects. Learn how it can be safely boosted when combined with solifenacin.

Friday, February 19

Off-The-Shelf Technologies That Assist People with Dementia

DEMENTIA-TECH VIDEO:

Home computers and other easy-to-get devices can make such a difference in the life of people with dementia. Watch this video for some down-to-earth practical examples.

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, February 17

How To Care for Sundowning

VIDEO:

"Sundowning" describes agitation and anxiety often felt towards the end of the day in dementia. See what it is and what you can do about it.