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Aphasia in Dementia: Word Jumbles

Aphasia affects a person’s ability to communicate. It affects language functions, such as speaking, understanding what others say, and naming common objects. Learn its causes, types and a few tips.

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Work of Art

Kay & Jon’s new song helps to see it’s possible to live well with dementia, and – perhaps – see ourselves as works of art.

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Why Visit When Memory is Gone

CARE VIDEO: Dementia-Friends-Champion Natalie talks through the ‘bookcase analogy’. Understand the way dementia affects a person and why visits are so important to them.

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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.

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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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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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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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