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Dementia
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WebSources for the Topic:
Alzheimer's & Related Dementias

Greater Michigan Chapter-Alzheimer's Association
Find community resources, support groups, and caregiver training opportunities for those who are living with and providing care for those with dementia.  Regional website with access to the national website, you'll find schedules with activities, access to adult day services within the metro area, educational materials, and opportunities for advocacy.

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research
Heavy focus on research and dementia-related news and medical breakthroughs.  Arguably one of the best websites available for up-to-date news and info on the progression on dementia medical research.  Also provides strong resources and caregiving tips.

WebMD Alzheimer's Community
News, videos, on-line community discussion, medical terms glossary.  Serves as a news portal for the latest information from the web and the research community.  A good place to start when looking for quick, easy reads.  Most of the info on the site leads to other sites, which can be confusing.  Video resources are good.

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VidSources for the Topic:
Alzheimer's & Related Dementias

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LIVING WITH DEMENTIA:
A CONVERSATION WITH JAN MALONEY
Jan Maloney, Working Caregiver


Video Summary: This video is an interview with Jan Maloney, a working caregiver who provided care for her husband that lived with Alzheimer's disease.  This video shows that dementia can affect anyone, and the struggles caregivers face when providing care for a loved one with dementia.

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Video Sources from AboutAlz.org 

 









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THE CAUSES OF DEMENTIA
Peter Lichtenberg, Pd.D., Wayne State University


Video Summary: Educational presentation on the causes of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, with tips on how on prevention and living with or caring for someone who has the disease.

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Q&A: DEMENTIA
Peter Lichtenberg, Pd.D., Wayne State University


Video Summary:
Questions are answered about how dementia develops, medical treatments and advances, and offers practical advice for caring for someone with dementia.

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Q&A: ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION
Don Rosenberg, Chairman of the Board,
Greater Detroit Alzheimer's Association



Video Summary:
This video is designed to provide an overview of what the Alzheimer's Association can do to help those with the disease, and those caring for the disease.  Also provides stats on the impact of the disease on the general public.

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Q&A: ADULT DAY SERVICES AS RESPITE
Peter Ostrow, Brown Adult Day Services

Video Summary: This video discusses how adult day services can be used to help provide respite care for those providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's and other dementias.