June 24, 2016

Old Doctors, Old Drugs?

Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are dementia risks. Approved in the 1960s, doctors still prescribe them and patients still ask for them, even for ailments with new, proven, safer, more effective treatments. Get the facts and get better treatment.

A4 Trial Getting Closer to a Cure

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The 3-year A4-Trial is using solanezumab to slow memory loss caused by Alzheimer's. See how this government-sponsored nationwide trial is making important new progress in the search for an Alzheimer's cure.

June 23, 2016

The 36-Hour Day

Book cover of "The 36-Hour Day"
BOOK OF THE WEEK:

"Continues to be the 'bible' of recommendation for any caregiver whose family member suffers from a dementia such as Alzheimer's." -- Bookwatch

Learn more about "The 36-Hour Day".

Sundowning Care from Sunset 'til Sunrise

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In "Sundowning", people with dementia get agitated and restless towards the end of the day. "Dusk 'Til Dawn" has been fighting sundowning with special techniques for 12 years. See it in action.

Thought of the Week: Do

June 22, 2016

Alzheimer's Mealtime: Eat Together to Eat Well

With dementia, it's not just what you eat. It's also how and where you eat.

How Doctors Diagnose Dementia

VIDEO:

Accurately diagnosing a patient's type of dementia can be helpful, even life-saving. Yet, in a world with over 100 types of dementia and no simple test, it's tricky. An initial dementia diagnosis is often wrong, or at least, not completely right. See the clues doctors look for and the tools that assist them. Learn how you can help achieve a spot-on diagnosis.

June 21, 2016

Advantages of Diagnosing Alzheimer's as Soon as Possible

Brain
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.

What is MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment)?

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

Worried about memory? Many people notice serious memory and thinking slips, though the problems don't get in the way of day-to-day life. Is it pre-dementia? To understand what's going on, see Emory University explain what doctors call "MCI".

SAGE Pen & Paper Alzheimer's Test

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Problems with memory or thinking? Check out this simple, written exam from Ohio State University Medical Center. Find out what made this outstanding test go viral.

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