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earlyonsetstories1Early-Onset Dementia: Together, We Can Make A Difference

This powerful video showcases men and women who have been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Each page of the book shows a picture of a person with the disease, along with the age of diagnosis, loved ones, interests, and joys. A song about dementia, entitled “You Are Here”, plays in the background. Early-onset Alzheimer’s or dementia […]

aliveinside1“Alive Inside” Documentary Explores How Music Heals Alzheimer’s Patients. You Must See This Uplifting Trailer!

The inspiring new documentary "Alive Inside" explores music's ability to combat memory loss and return a sense of self to those suffering from it. See uplifting clips from the film in this exclusive trailer! This one's a must-see!

comingout3Learn How To Handle “Coming Out” With Alzheimer’s In This Informative Video

In this lighthearted and informative video, Paula Wolfert discusses how to go about sharing your Alzheimer's diagnosis with friends and family in a delicate and loving way -- and how to lead a normal social life once the beans have been spilled.

braincellboogie1It Can Be Hard To Tell Your Kids That Grandma Or Grandpa Has Dementia — This Sing-A-Long Can Help!

“The Braincell Boogie” is a lighthearted sing-a-along song that introduces kids to dementia. It’s based on the book “The Dementia Diaries” by Matthew Snyman, and follows a group of kids whose grandparents are diagnosed with dementia. Take a look at this positive, lively song! (What methods have you used to talk to your kids about […]

coconutoil1Does Coconut Oil Help Ease Symptoms Of Dementia? Find Out If The Myth Is Real!

Is coconut oil a viable option in treating Alzheimer’s? The Alzheimer’s Society digs deeper into this hypothesis. “When making treatment decisions, it’s important that we have robust scientific evidence,” says Dr. Clare Walton, “to show that a treatment is both safe to use in a large group of people, and also effective at bringing benefits […]


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