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Monday, July 22

How Dementia is Diagnosed

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

In diagnosing dementia, the more you know, the better. With over 100 types of dementia, your doctor needs your help. So learn the signs. Start with this video on the basics of diagnosing dementia.

Pink Noise Machines Improve Sleep & Fight Dementia

SLEEP VIDEO & ARTICLE:

Sound stimulation in deep sleep improved memory for people with pre-dementia. The small pilot study used easy-to-get "pink noise" machines. See how this simple sleep therapy can make an important difference.

Why Mediterranean Diets REALLY Matter in Alzheimer's

DIET VIDEO:

There’s been an explosion of research on the Mediterranean diet recently. Higher adherence to this diet is clearly associated with less risk of getting Alzheimer's, as well as lower mortality for people who already have Alzheimer's. Get the facts.

Sunday, July 21

Heat, Hyperthermia & Dementia

SUMMERTIME ALERT:

Summer and dementia are a tricky combination. In dementia, be careful with the danger of hyperthermia (a kind of overheating) almost any summer day. Learn how to avoid the heat and get quick relief.

Friday, July 19

Spotting Alzheimer's Early

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

See PET scans pick up the beginnings of Alzheimer's in healthy people. Learn how this may give a head-start in fighting the disease. Find out about tracking Alzheimer’s progress, as well as preemptive diagnosis in cognitively normal adults.

Dementia & Stroke

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - VIDEO:

Blood moves through our body in tubes comprising "the vascular system." See why vascular leaks or clogs trigger vascular dementia, stroke and heart attacks. Learn how to keep your vascular system clean, strong and healthy.

Don't Say Goodbye, Say Hello!

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA VIDEO: (Review)

Dr. Richard Taylor has Alzheimer's and the right attitude! See what he has to say.

Thursday, July 18

The Bad & The Good in Statins & Alzheimer's

Statins
Statins certainly seem to lower the risk of Alzheimer's. On the other hand, they can sometimes cause temporary memory loss, which does go away if one stops the statins. Find out what you need to know to strike the right balance.

Music is a Wonderful Companion 4 Years into Alzheimer's

VIDEO:

MUSIC IS A WONDERFUL part of Meg's life, 4 years after her Alzheimer's diagnosis . Music "calms me, makes me feel better." It focuses her, and indeed, brings back memories. See Meg talk all about what music does for her.

Wednesday, July 17

Best Time to Stop Medicine for Dementia

MEDICATION VIDEO:

How do you know when Alzheimer's meds ought to be stopped? Explore the benefits of these medications, such as improved cognition, memory, behavior, lifespan, and the stages they are most effective.

The Best Way to Communicate with Dementia

VIDEO:

What's the best way to communicate with someone living with dementia? Director of Dementia Care Professor Graham Stokes offers helpful tips.

Quit Shoving Back

CARE VIDEO:

Teepa Snow sheds sparkling light on our imperfect, daily attempts to help people with dementia.