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Grandma’s Wisdom From Across The Country

SURVEY RESULTS: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY USA – The right words can help us rise to dementia’s challenges. Relish these valuable pieces of wisdom, gathered from grandmothers and mothers across the country.

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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.

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.

BRAIN HEALTH

Diet
And Prevention

Chocolate bar

Chocolate and the Fight Against Vascular Dementia

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT: Cocoa’s flavanol phytonutrients, without sugar & fat, improve arterial function. They fight strokes and atherosclerosis, triggers of vascular dementia. So, is chocolate healthy? See Dr. Gregger tease out the research.

Surprising Reasons Women Get Dementia More Than Men

5 Triggers of Female Dementia-Risk

Did you know women have a higher risk of dementia than men? In fact, two-thirds of cases are women. But why? In this video, we dive into 5 reasons why women are more susceptible to dementia, backed by research and scientific studies.

Hot Tub Alzheimer's Research

Heat Therapies Shield Your Mind Against Dementia

HEALTH (VIDEO + ARTICLE):
We show you the science of multiple studies that sound almost too good to be true. Hot tubs proved protective in the USA while saunas
lowered Alzheimer’s risk 65% in a 20-year Finnish study. Learn more.

Magnesium-rich oatmeal, almonds, blueberry

Magnesium’s Importance to Brain Health

DIET: MAGNESIUM appears to do more to maintain brain health, prevent cognitive impairment (CI), and fight Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), than previously thought. Learn how.

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

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

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

Julianne Moore realizing she may have Alzheimer's in "Still Alice"

Julianne Moore: Person of the Week

Actress Julianne Moore talks about the dignity of women with Alzheimer’s, as her movie enables the public to see “first-hand” what it’s like to have early-onset Alzheimer’s. Watch.

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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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