Monthly Archives: January 2017

 

Visual Confusion in Dementia

Dementia can make it difficult to recognize familiar faces, or even trigger hallucinations. Lewy body dementia is particularly susceptible to such visual problems. Watch Stanford’s Dr. Kirshner answer a few questions on the topic.

The Dangers of Driving with Alzheimer’s

15 Warning Signs for Driving with Dementia Driving too slowly or too fast Receiving traffic tickets Being honked at or yelled at by other drivers Becoming upset or angry while driving Dents, dings or scraped paint on the car, mailbox or garage Misunderstanding or not noticing signs on the road Getting lost in familiar places […]

Spotting Alzheimer’s Early

Innovative research led by scientists at UC Berkeley was first to show that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of the neurodegenerative disorder. In the process, the scientists also obtained important clues about two Alzheimer’s-linked proteins – tau […]

5-Minute Brain-Wakeup Exercise from the Memory Foundation

EXERCISE VIDEO & ARTICLE: Studies show this 5-minute workout wakes up your brain cells by exercising the important muscles in your body. Rated as one of the best exercises for the 50+ age group, this series is low-impact and highly effective. Go ahead, it’s easy!

Fighting Alzheimer’s Campaign

We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Fighting Alzheimer’s campaign where we united with like minded industry leaders to raise awareness about the need for increased funding for research, how to better the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s and how to assist their families and caregivers. The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on November 28th […]

Best Time to Stop Medicine for Dementia

VIDEO: Dr. Michael Mason explores various benefits of dementia medications, such as improved cognition, memory, behavior and lifespan. See the stages at which they are most effective.

Dealing with Hallucinating & Wandering in Alzheimer’s

CARE TIPS VIDEO: Delusions and hallucinations in dementia can trigger paranoia. This leads to challenging behaviors, such as false accusations of theft. Wandering can be especially frightening, striking 60% of people with Alzheimer’s. Check out these tips to minimize and care for these challenges.

The Alzheimer’s Research Horizon

BBC VIDEO: A new era in Alzheimer’s research is dawning that suggests we are the cusp of a cure. Watch BBC’s full program.