December 22, 2014

9 Tips for Coping with Agitation and Aggression

People with Alzheimer's disease may become agitated or aggressive as the disease gets worse. Check out these 9 tips for handling agitation and aggression.

December 21, 2014

9 Puzzles for Dementia

GIFT OF THE WEEK:

Brain exercises help slow the progress of dementia and improve mood. Puzzles are a great way to get a good mental workout. It's easy to find puzzles to meet the personal level of almost any individual. Puzzles cost little, new ones can be found every day and they are adaptable to changing requirements. Check out this wide variety of dementia-fighting brain-stimulating puzzles.

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Thought of the Week: That Little Candle

Judge Ends Shortage of Namenda-IR for Alzheimer's

Regular Namenda for Alzheimer's has been in short supply. A federal judge has stepped in to fix that. Find out how.

It's Not Alzheimer's. It's Just MCI.

20% of people over 65 have memory and thinking problems that don't interfere with their day-to-day life. Doctors call this MCI, short for Mild Cognitive Impairment. Find out more about what it is and what to do about it.

Prevent Alzheimer's - Start Young

NBC NEWS VIDEO:

Doctors say prevention is the new Alzheimer's frontier. See why.

Through Laughter & Tears: Dementia with Pseudobulbar Affect

MOVIE TRAILER + ARTICLE:

Two million Americans with Alzheimer's, stroke and other neurologic conditions suffer from symptoms of PBA. They have uncontrollable outbursts of crying or laughing. See the movie trailer and learn more about it.

Treasures in the Darkness of Dementia

BOOK OF THE WEEK:

Along dementia's caregiving journey, there may be blessings you never thought could happen. This book is about that very thing. It is real. It happened. Some of it happened because of the choices made by a caregiver with beautiful insights into enhancing and extending the early stages of dementia. If you are an early-stage caregiver, this story can help you with tips on how to make a difference.

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The Music We Can't Shake Off: America's Alzheimer's Choir

VIDEO:

Once a week, 30 Alzheimer's and dementia patients rehearse side-by-side with their caregivers. The songs they sing are, remarkably, from memory. Watch the Giving Voice Chorus in action.

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