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Cyber Seniors Documentary

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The documentary film follows a group of initially reluctant older adults as they discover the wonders of the Internet with the help of teenage mentors. Their
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Still Alice

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Building Neural Roads 

Whether you have Alzheimer’s or are of a certain age that you’ve started routinely forgetting where you put your keys, you’re probably hearing a lot about the benefits of “exercising your brain.” We hear this “use it or lose it” philosophy mentioned frequently in sound bytes from medical experts, but what are they really asking us to do? And why? Are they just trying to get us to do lots and lots of crossword puzzles?

Here’s what they mean. Let’s think of the neurons in your head as roads, and let’s say you’re trying to remember a piece of information. Let’s say you’re trying to remember my name: Lisa Genova. When you think, “What is her name?” your brain starts looking for the road that will take it to the answer. You might travel down the road “Author of STILL ALICE” to get to Lisa Genova.

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Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families - YouTube

Film and television actress Lea Thompson is the host of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation's latest patient education video and guidebook, Alzheime...
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Alzheimer Society of Toronto - Home Page

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Free counselling and education for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their families. Dementia care training for health-care providers, public awareness and information.
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How to Interact with Alzheimer's Patients - YouTube

How to Interact with Alzheimer's Patients This video will give you great ideas on different types of props you can use to engage a person with Alzheimer' dis...
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