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Elder Abuse in Dementia: Signs to Look For, How to Help

PROTECTING OUR ELDERS: Many people with dementia are victims of elder abuse. Abuse can happen in many places, including the person’s or family member’s home, assisted living facility, or nursing home. Learn the signs. Find out how to help.

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Strengthen Your Brain Against Alzheimer’s

HARVARD neuroscientist Lisa Genova, author of “Still Alice,” shows how Alzheimer’s is NOT the destiny of aging. See her share ways to lower the odds and build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.

Father and son on park bench in the distance. Father asks, "What is that?"

Son, What is That?

POWERFUL, MEANINGFUL, SHORT FILM – This little movie will move you in a wonderful way. It’s about a son, his father with dementia, and the incredible power of love.

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Welcome, About This Site

This site was inspired by my Mom’s autoimmune dementia.

It is a place where we separate out the wheat from the chaffe, the important articles & videos from each week’s river of news. With a new post on Alzheimer’s or dementia appearing on the internet every 7 minutes, the site’s focus on the best information has been a help to many over the past 15 years. Thanks to our many subscribers for your supportive feedback.

The site is dedicated to all those preserving the dignity of the community of people living with dementia.

Peter Berger, Editor

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Differences in Lewy Body Dementia

EXCELLENT GUIDE ON LEWY BODY DEMENTIA (LBD). Commonly misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, you can prevent devastating results by learning how to spot key differences.

BRAIN HEALTH

Diet
And Prevention

Lisa Genova giving an Alzheimer's prevention TED talk

Strengthen Your Brain Against Alzheimer’s

HARVARD neuroscientist Lisa Genova, author of “Still Alice,” shows how Alzheimer’s is NOT the destiny of aging. See her share ways to lower the odds and build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.

vitamin d pill, yellow, isolated

Vitamin D Fends Off Dementia

PREVENTION VIDEO + ARTICLE:
Researchers in Australia have discovered that taking sufficient Vitamin D can help stop Alzheimer’s. Learn more.

Progressing to a Cure

Research

Unpacking Ways to Help Dementia

Treatments & Therapies

Benadryl allergy medicine

Beware of Common Anticholinergic Drugs

MEMORY & THINKING are activated by acetyl-choline. Alzheimer’s drugs boost acetyl-choline. Other medications, from allergy to insomnia drugs, may be anti-cholinergic, lowering acetyl-choline. This can spell trouble in dementia. Learn which drugs to avoid and what to look out for.

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Talk Therapy for Dementia

Talk therapy may improve symptoms of depression for people with dementia, providing hope for those who typically do not benefit from antidepressant medication.

The Store

Verilux Happylight Light-Therapy Lamp

Verilux Happylight Therapy Lamp

In dementia, quality light improves mood, awareness and vision. Therapeutic lamps go further, reducing Alzheimer’s agitation, getting sleep cycles on schedule and easing depression. See the benefits.

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Automotive door assist handle

Heavy-Duty Auto Handybar

This grab-bar for cars makes getting in and out an easy affair. It glides into any door-latch. Its heavy-duty construction allows an elderly person to lean on it with their full body weight as they enter or exit their vehicle.

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A Woman Giving a Gift to an Elderly Man

10 Gift Ideas When Living with Alzheimer’s

DEMENTIA GIFT IDEAS: People with Alzheimer’s may lose abilities, but feelings still matter. What once wasn’t much of a gift, may now be a great one. What were nice presents may no longer be right. See these thoughtful suggestions.

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Dementia Clock

7 Best Clocks for Dementia

“What time is it?” “What day is it?” Get a DEMENTIA CLOCK if you’re asked this too often. With convenience, good looks and unlimited patience, check out these 7 clocks.

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Plate of food, half of it hard to see

Red Plates for Eating with Dementia

If you couldn’t see your mashed potatoes,  you probably wouldn’t eat them. That’s why what “The Red Plate Study” found was astonishing! Alzheimer’s patients eating from red plates consumed 25 percent more food than those eating from white plates. Find out why.

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Books

Picture Puzzle Book for Senior Citizens

The Original Picture Puzzle

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Editors of Brain Games for Adults put together this book of original picture puzzles. The variety of brain teasers make this a perfect gift for people living with dementia.

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Dr. Oliver Sacks

Alzheimer’s & The Power of Music

Music’s effect on the brain fascinated neurologist Oliver Sacks, MD. His research led him to helping people with Alzheimer’s. Watch this best-selling author share how dementia, without exception, responds to music.

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The 36-Hour Day by Dr. Rabins

The 36-Hour Day

#1 BEST SELLING BOOK ON ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA:

“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”.

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Tips, Insights & Helpful Guides

Caregiving

Taipei Music School for Dementia

A first-of-its-kind music school has launched in Taipei, offering free lessons to older adults with dementia and other disabilities.

The Dementia Environment in a Care Home

People living with dementia can experience changed perception, often resulting in visual misinterpretation and disorientation –but simple changes in the environment can help.

Love & Truth

Understanding the Experience

Just what is a loved one with dementia going through? This virtual Alzheimer’s tour reveals more than you ever imagined.

Inspiring & Uplifting

Film & Songs

Father and son on park bench in the distance. Father asks, "What is that?"

Son, What is That?

POWERFUL, MEANINGFUL, SHORT FILM – This little movie will move you in a wonderful way. It’s about a son, his father with dementia, and the incredible power of love.

Read More »
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