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BJ Miller giving a TED Talk on What Matters in Advanced Dementia

What Really Matters in Advanced Dementia

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT: What do people wish for in dementia? Comfort, respect, love… Dr. BJ Miller shares deep thoughts on creating a dignified, graceful life for people nearing the end of life. Take your time & savor this moving talk.

Son and father with Alzheimer's

Son, What is That?

POWERFUL, MEANINGFUL, WONDERFUL VIDEO – 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 chafe, the important articles & videos from each week’s river of news. Google gets a new post on Alzheimer’s or dementia every 7 minutes. That can overwhelm anyone looking for help. This site filters out, focuses on and offers only the best information. It has helped hundreds of thousands of people since it debuted in 2007. 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

What is it?

Diagnosis

NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus)

Reverse Dementia in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

DIAGNOSIS (VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT):
5% of Alzheimer’s cases may really be NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus), a curable dementia. 400,000 Americans have NPH. Only 11,000 are properly diagnosed. Find out what you can do.

Kris Kristofferson with his dog

Alzheimer’s Misdiagnosis # 5: Lyme Disease

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO + ARTICLE:

Country music legend Kris Kristofferson Alzheimer’s misdiagnosis ruined his career. Turned out he had Lyme disease. Learn about his remarkable recovery and the signs to look for.

BRAIN HEALTH

Diet
And Prevention

Ewan McNay giving TEDx talk on Alzheimer's & Diabetes

Controlling Insulin is the Best Way to Prevent Alzheimer’s

TEDx HEALTH VIDEO:

Alzheimer’s & brain insulin are so strongly connected, it’s earned Alzheimer’s the nickname, “Type-3 Diabetes.” Watch this eye-opening, entertaining video to understand the connection. Find out what you can do.

Progressing to a Cure

Research

Unpacking Ways to Help Dementia

Treatments & Therapies

The Store

Digital Dementia Clock

7 Best Clocks for Dementia

MOTHERS DAY GIFT: In dementia, people repeatedly ask, “What’s the time?” “What day is it?” Easily solve this with Dementia-clocks / Calendar-clocks. Check out 7 clocks with good looks and limitless patience.

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A Memory Box for Dementia

Memory Box for Dementia

FILL A MEMORY BOX with photos and memorabilia of a person with dementia, then position it by their door. See it re-orient them, trigger conversations, make a doorway one’s own, and mostly, stimulate memories of good times.

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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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Books

Six Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

How to Long-Distance Caregive

FREE BOOKLETS & CARE TIPS:

Long-distance dementia-caregiving has unique stresses. Learn what to do and how to help. Get free booklets on coping and succeeding.

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Pensive Alzheimer's Caregiver Sitting on Gray Couch with a Book

8 Ways Caregivers Care for Themselves

TIPS, INFO + FREE HANDBOOK:
Caring for dementia can cause caregiver burnout, endangering both patient & caregiver. Learn 8 ways to prevent it and better care for yourself. Get a free NIH Caregiver Handbook (104 pages).

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Lewy Body Dementia book cover

50-Page Free Book on Lewy Body Dementia

FREE LBD BOOK, by America’s NIH. Insights into caregiving, movement, sleep & behavior. Often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, 1 million Americans have Lewy Body dementia. Learn more about it.

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Tips, Insights & Helpful Guides

Caregiving

Paradise for Dementia Patients

A Dementia Haven in Thailand

At Thailand’s Vivo Bene Dementia Resort, pampering is the priority. This special report for 60 MINUTES asks, why can’t there be facilities like Vivo Bene in Australia?

Teepa Snow, Dementia Expert

“I Want to Go Home” Dementia Tip

TEEPA VIDEO: What do you do when someone with dementia insists on going home, again and again? Watch Teepa Snow do it with style, in yet another great care video.

People with Dementia Livening Up a Dementia Home with Flowers

Easy Upgrades Liven Up Dementia Home

DESIGN VIDEO: See how Muskoka Shores is livening up their Dementia-home in 4 low-cost stages. Learn simple ways to turn a dull care home into a bright, dynamic, village-like place to live.

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 waving to son from window

From His Window

This beautiful song captures a son’s dedication to his father with Alzheimer’s. Starting from his window in a care facility, the gorgeous imagery unfolds into a most moving music video.

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William Michael Morgan singing, "I Know Who He Is"

I Know Who He Is

William Michael Morgan strums a proud, moving song by a young man that knows who his father with dementia truly is. Watch now.

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News, Treatments, Care Tips, Diet

Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly Newsletter: Free

Free. Care & Treatment. Research & Prevention

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

It is a place where we separate out the wheat from the chafe, the important articles & videos from each week’s river of news. Google gets a new post on Alzheimer’s or dementia every 7 minutes. That can overwhelm anyone looking for help. This site filters out, focuses on and offers only the best information. It has helped hundreds of thousands of people since it debuted in 2007. 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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