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Halting Dementia: Medical Revolution: Introduction (02:11)


See how a 95-year-old man dramatically improved after two months. Researchers report success with unconventional approaches to dementia treatment.

Understanding Dementia (02:29)

Approximately 70% of people with dementia have Alzheimer's disease. Learn role of amyloid beta in memory deterioration. Early treatments could stop progression.

Early Stage Alzheimer's (03:30)

In 2014, scientists identified a potential drug to prevent the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. Sayoko Ikuta continues a normal life four years after her diagnosis. Dr. Masahiro Okada's research shows that Cilostazol significantly reduces the rate of decline in Alzheimer's patients.

Cilostazol Effectiveness (02:12)

Masafumi Ihara studied the effect of Cilostazol in mice. The drug helps eliminate the accumulation of amyloid beta inside blood vessels.

Insulin and Alzheimer's (03:05)

"Diabetes of the brain" is one characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. See a comparison of the brain 15 years before onset to a brain when Alzheimer's symptoms are apparent.

Insulin Treatment (02:42)

In clinical studies, Alzheimer's patients receive Insulin directly to the brain via the nose. Results show that those receiving the most Insulin had the lowest rate of cognitive function decline.

Advanced Dementia (02:59)

At an acute care hospital, 70% of inpatients are 70 or older. Takuichi Yamamoto's dementia symptoms quickly progressed after hospitalization. Staff temporarily tie Alzheimer's patients to their beds, leading to increased feelings of insecurity.

Humanitude (02:53)

Yves Gineste and his colleagues developed the caregiving method for dementia patients. He visited hospitals in Japan to teach the four pillars of the approach. See Humanitude in practice.

Humanitude in Practice (02:49)

Shihei Oka has been bedridden for two years. Gineste works with him and gets him to walk after 20 minutes. Gineste explains the idea behind Humanitude.

Advanced Dementia Patients (04:10)

People with dementia have difficulty with facial recognition but can interpret expressions and emotion in voices. Gineste visits Tatsuo Kuma and teaches his caregivers Humanitude; Kuma works on rehabilitation at home.

Humanitude Review (03:45)

Review the four pillars of Humanitude and specific points to remember when employing the method. Gineste teaches nurses how to employ the method.

Problematic Behaviors of Dementia (02:02)

At the University of Washington, Elaine Peskind examines the underlying mechanism of behavioral and psychological symptoms.

Managing Problematic Behaviors (01:49)

Lynn Woods uses touch to help control stress hormone levels in patients with dementia. She explains why care combined with touch results in lower hormone levels.

Caregiving with a Gentle Touch (03:28)

Researchers in Japan study the degree of physical contact that can ease behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia patients. See nurses treat patients using gentle touch. The World Health Organization estimates 47.5 million people have dementia; the disease begins 25 years before symptoms emerge.

Hisayama Town, Fukuoka (02:38)

Experts track the health of 4,000 residents; see Alzheimer's rates. Learn factors that increase and decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's and dementia.

Primary Prevention (03:23)

A 2013 study in the U.K. found the rate of dementia declined. A health initiative resulted in a 40% decline in the fatality rate of stroke and heart disease and a 23% decline in dementia. Learn about the point system for doctors.

Campaign against Lifestyle-Related Illnesses (02:09)

In the U.K., retailers cannot have cigarettes on display and the daily target intake of salt is 6g per day. Health measures reduced the occurrence of dementia; Charles Alessi speculates on delaying dementia onset.

Credits: Halting Dementia: Medical Revolution (00:32)

Credits: Halting Dementia: Medical Revolution

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Halting Dementia

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The global population is aging and the number of people with dementia is shockingly on the rise. Leading research reveals that dementia, which was considered impossible to treat after onset, can be managed using unconventional approaches. This includes using drugs for diabetes and high blood pressure and providing nursing care that focuses on training areas of the brain that are still functioning. This episode shares cutting-edge research that can help shed light on how we can live the final stage of our lives healthy and happily.

Length: 49 minutes

Item#: BVL94804

ISBN: 978-1-68272-380-7

Copyright date: ©2015

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