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Talking about Movies & Alzheimer's  

There are some amazing movies and documentaries out there that are shining a light on Alzheimer's and related dementias. Try to see these movies:

Still Alive
This movie is about the effects of early onset Alzheimer's on the person affected and their family. Link to YouTube to see movie trailer - CLICK HERE

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
This documentary follows the country music star Glen Campbell, as he struggles with Alzheimer's during his farewell tour. The website has locations and showtimes after the trailer.
Learn More - CLICK HERE

Alive Inside
What is interesting about the "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" movie is the power of music to help people with Alzheimer's and related dementia. Learn more about the documentary "Alive Inside," that documents the healing power and connection that music can make with memory loss.
Learn More - CLICK HERE

Looking for Local Showings?
Note that if you are looking for local showings for the above movies and documentaries, use your favorite search engine and search on the name of the film and your city, state.

Organizations Consider Hosting a Showing
If you are an organization serving seniors, consider hosting a showing. Juniper Communities recently did this - their press release gives more information about music and memory programs

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Are the elderly falling more often? We hope not but studies say it is so. Learn More - CLICK HERE

Fall Protection
The NIH Senior Health website is a great resource for many senior health related issues. They even have information about fall protection.
Learn More about Falls & Older Adults - CLICK HERE
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Senior Helpers is promoting Second Wind Dreams
Second Wind Dreams® is an international nonprofit organization changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs that help caregivers understand the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia.
Learn More about Senior Helpers - CLICK HERE

Juniper Communities has a Free Senior Care Solutions Resource Guide
This resource guide and checklist assists seniors and their families with making caregiving decisions.
Learn more about Juniper Communities - CLICK HERE

Learn more about Discharge Planning
This is a resource listing a variety of senior services and resource providers relevant to Discharge Planning.

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It is February is American Heart Month
Learn more about keeping your Heart healthy with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Heart Association.
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A Nasal Spray to Improve Memory Loss
Interesting concept that a nasal spray may help memory loss

Talking about the 2014-2015 Influenza Season
Learn more about the where we are with the Flu Season for 2014 and 2015. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posts reports on the status of Flu illness in the U.S. - READ MORE

Falls Rising with Senior in the U.S.
Preventing falls is important to healthy aging however study is showing the falls are on the rise with 65+ population.

Diabetes is a Huge Issue for All Ages
Check out the American Diabetes Association. They have resources about diabetes prevention and a calendar listing educational events across the U.S.
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Death Cafés Are Now Being Held Around the World

With a Death Café, the idea is to get people from all backgrounds together over tea, coffee and delicious cake, to simply talk about death, a normal aspect of life that is generally feared by our culture. And now it seems that Death Cafés are International.
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