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Saving Women from Strokes

VIDEOS + ARTICLE: Women are dangerously under-educated on female stroke risk. “Women do not think they are going to have a stroke. They think of it as a man’s disease,” said Dr. Greene-Chandos. Yet millions of women have strokes, often leading to vascular dementia. Learn what to look for and how to take action.

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10 Types of Dementia

DEMENTIA is a group of symptoms common to over 50 disorders. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Learn about the 10 most common types of dementia.

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.

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What's New

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

What is it?

Diagnosis

Richard Zellers, with Lewy Body dementia

Exploring Lewy Body Dementia

VIDEO + ARTICLE: Lewy Body dementia is frequently mistaken for Alzheimer’s. That’s dangerous, as Lewy Body dementia requires different medications and unique caregiving techniques. Explore this common type of dementia.

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10 Types of Dementia

DEMENTIA is a group of symptoms common to over 50 disorders. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Learn about the 10 most common types of dementia.

BRAIN HEALTH

Diet
And Prevention

Curried Chickpea Wraps

Brain-Healthy Curry Chickpea Wraps

Turmeric, a main ingredient in curry, is the spice of choice in fighting and preventing dementia. It’s popular in India, which has one of the world’s lowest rates of dementia. Try this delicious curry-filled wrap.

Stethoscope checking a woman's heartbeat

Saving Women from Strokes

VIDEOS + ARTICLE: Women are dangerously under-educated on female stroke risk. “Women do not think they are going to have a stroke. They think of it as a man’s disease,” said Dr. Greene-Chandos. Yet millions of women have strokes, often leading to vascular dementia. Learn what to look for and how to take action.

High-cholesterol eggs sunny side up, bacon, and home fries with cheddar cheese

Old Brains Like High Cholesterol

DIET VIDEO + ARTICLE: People over 85, with a cholesterol increase, showed less decline in cognition and thinking. Is there a good age to stop our statins and change diets?

Progressing to a Cure

Research

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?

Unpacking Ways to Help Dementia

Treatments & Therapies

The Store

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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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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Books

100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's

100 Simple Tips to Prevent Alzheimer’s & Memory Loss

VIDEO & ARTICLE – BOOK OF THE WEEK: CNN’s former medical correspondent has written a book on dementia containing “100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Loss”. Backed by good science, see the author discuss a few of these “100 Simple Things” that help preserve thinking and memory.

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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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Tips, Insights & Helpful Guides

Caregiving

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.

Female lecturer

Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s Care

TEDx VIDEO: People with dementia and their care partners can experience joy, humor and connection. Since there’s no cure, the best solution is great care. See how to set a high bar with empathy, patience and fun.

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

Kathy Mattea singing, "Where've You Been?"

Where’ve You Been?

When Kathy Mattea first sang, “Where’ve You Been”, she wondered to herself, “Do people want to hear this on the way to work?”

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Craig Morrison with wife, in Trailer for the film, "Still Mine"

Still Mine

INSPIRING MOVIE: “Still Mine” is the true story of an 87-year-old strawberry farmer & cattle rancher. Craig will do anything for his wife Irene, weakened by dementia. Fighting authorities, watch his battle to build an unauthorized dementia-friendly house on his farm.

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