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Tuesday, August 4

What Do Aricept, Exelon & Razadyne Do?

Teepa Snow
DEMENTIA MEDICATIONS VIDEO:

See Teepa Snow talk about the top medications for Alzheimer's & dementia. In plain English, she explores what they do and how they work. Get clarity on Aricept, Exelon and Razadyne (generic donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine).

Monday, August 3

Sugar & Dementia Connect on 17 Levels

Sweetened soda and brain scan
ASTONISHING VIDEO + ARTICLE:

17 out of 17 levels of people's sugar showed a direct connection between sugar & dementia. See the results and read researcher's conclusions.

This Test Detects Alzheimer's 20 Years Early

Scientists at Lund University are working on a new blood test that not only can diagnose Alzheimer's already in progress, but in persons at known genetic risk can also detect the disease as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment. Learn more.

F18 Alzheimer's Scan Delivers Better Prescriptions & Fewer Tests

18F florbetapir PET scan for Alzheimer's
DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Today's state-of-the-art in diagnosing Alzheimer's is the F18 PET Scan. See how it changed one man's life. Learn how 87% of patients who received an F18 scan made at least one change in their treatment plan.

Sunday, August 2

Levetiracetam Normalizes Alzheimer's Brain Activity

DRUG RESEARCH VIDEO + ARTICLE:

This FDA-approved anti-epileptic medication benefits Alzheimer's in the lab. Learn about the promising research.

Color Your Mind - A Book for Alzheimer's

BOOK OF THE WEEK: VIDEO + ARTICLE:

"Color Your Mind" is an innovative activity book for people with Alzheimer's. It was created with insights from caregivers, neurologists, doctors, and, of course, people with Alzheimer’s. The activities, images, and approach were refined through visits to homes and care facilities. See the cheerful, inspiring coloring images in "Color Your Mind".

Friday, July 31

Dementia Drugs Help Head AND Heart

Heart COMMON ALZHEIMER'S MEDICATIONS are linked to a reduced risk of heart attacks and death. Learn how major Alzheimer's drugs may be as good for the heart as they are for the brain.

Alzheimer's & Viruses: The Latest Research

PROGRESS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

American researchers found 'unusually high' levels of two human herpes virus strains in brains of people with Alzheimer's. This opens a robust array of new targets in the search for a cure.

Thursday, July 30

6 Ways to Stop Guilt from Dementia Care

GUILT - VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT:

Caregiving is loving, yet daily frustrations often trigger guilt. See Dr. Peter Rabins, author of the #1 dementia book "The 36 Hour Day," share healthy approaches to caregiver guilt.

Wednesday, July 29

Comfort Care: Letting Go

TEEPA CARE-TIP VIDEO:

Caring for people in the advanced stages of dementia can be a profound experience. Watch Teepa Snow provide insights into this most difficult stage of letting go.

Worried About a Driver with Alzheimer's? Check These 5 Warning Signs

DASHCAM VIDEO + CARE TIPS + ARTICLE:

In this dashcam video, a man with dementia zooms his BMW towards police at highway speed. Check out these warning signs, along with helpful checklists.

A 'Feeling' for Dementia? New Findings on Subjectively Perceived Memory Problems

A fascinating study in Europe finds that individuals who felt they had memory problems did in fact have measurable cognitive deficits. Scientists analyzed the spinal fluid to measure the levels of biomarkers associated with Alzheimer's. See what they found.