Fifty percent of people with Lewy Body Dementia said they were originally misdiagnosed with a type of dementia such as Alzheimer’s. Find out how LBD is exquisitely sensitive to certain medications, and why an early, accurate diagnosis is critical.
Outbursts of anger may trigger strokes and other cardiovascular problems that are foundations of vascular dementia. The differences are not subtle, as angry people may be tripling their chances of a stroke leading to vascular dementia. Get the relevant details.
Brain patterns in concussions are similar to patterns seen in Alzheimer’s. Why? The initial traumatic event that caused the concussion may trigger a sequence of degenerative changes in the brain.
With 1.7 million annual concussions in the U.S., learn more about these relevant findings.
LEWY BODY DEMENTIA is the second most common dementia as well as dementia’s most misdiagnosed type. Yet diagnosing it correctly is crucial for proper treatment. Learn about the 2 types of LBD, as well as types of dementia for which doctors mistake it.
Dementia symptoms such as agitation, psychosis, anxiety, insomnia & depression are often treated with antipsychotic medication. Learn why these medications increase the risk of stroke.
Lewy body dementia receives relatively little attention and few research dollars, and often goes undiagnosed. Learn about a kit to do something about it. Watch Mike Belleville share his long journey of misdiagnosis from Alzheimer’s to Lewy body dementia.
HOLIDAY TIPS: Getting together for a holiday meal can cause a person with Alzheimer’s confusion and anxiety. Get 10 tips to make the holiday more easy and pleasurable.
THANKSGIVING BRAIN RECIPE: Make your pumpkin-pie a brain-healthy magnesium-pie. Try this “cognitively-correct” dish for dinner.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING – FUNNY VIDEO: Mary Maxwell, a diminutive “little old lady,” shines a very funny light on the foibles of aging, to the delight of an audience filled with senior-care experts.
HOLIDAYS & DEMENTIA: Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness. People with Alzheimer’s need a special touch. See four dementia tips.
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.
Enjoy this great duet between a musician with dementia and his son. A triumph of spirit over Alzheimer’s! Sing-a-long if you like!
It looks like a sneeze cannot give anyone Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s abnormal disease proteins do spread from cell-to-cell, they are not “infectious”. Check out the facts.
TEEPA CARE VIDEO: Learn about Alzheimer’s 6 stages. Teepa Snow shows what to expect, while keeping the focus on the person for whom you care.