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5 Tips to Ease Sundowning in Dementia

VIDEO ON SUNDOWNING: See UCLA’s Dementia Care Program deal with end-of-day agitation and irritability, known as “Sundowning”. A caregiver asks, “My loved one’s behavior tends to get worse when the sun starts to go down. He appears exhausted and restless. What can I do to get him through this time of the day?”

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Remember When

MUSIC VIDEO: Dedicated to every sweetheart with dementia, to let them know how much they are loved.

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Walnut Streusel Pumpkin Pie

NEUROPROTECTIVE HOLIDAY RECIPE: Brain-healthy pumpkin pie gets a new twist with a crunchy, neuroprotective walnut streusel topping. Try this easy recipe that starts with a store-bought pie crust!

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Beware of Common Anticholinergic Drugs

MEMORY & THINKING are activated by acetyl-choline. Alzheimer’s drugs boost acetyl-choline. Other medications, from allergy to insomnia drugs, may be anti-cholinergic, lowering acetyl-choline. This can spell trouble in dementia. Learn which drugs to avoid and what to look out for.

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Dementia Younger Onset: Our World (Book Cover)

You Are Here

MUSIC VIDEO: Deeply beautiful, this song is in support of the courageous people between 29 and 65 with “younger-onset dementia”, also known as early-onset dementia. Close your eyes and listen to this intensely hopeful melody.

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Alzheimer’s: Do I Want to Know?

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Learn how most Americans want a clear diagnosis of illnesses like dementia. A survey found this true even for incurable dementias, such as Alzheimer’s. Find out the reasons they want to know exactly where their health stands.

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