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The national awareness campaign on Alzheimer's: Open your mind!
MONTREAL: The national awareness campaign on Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia begins today and lasts for the whole month of January. The theme "Yes. I live with dementia. Let me help you understand." allows the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies (FQAS) and its 20 regional Alzheimer ...

High-salt diet ups dementia risk in mice
Washington D.C. , Jan. 17 : Beware! Consuming high-salt diet may be harmful as it may increase the risk of dementia later in life, warns a recent study.

Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia
New York, Jan 17 : Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned.

Almost 50pc of Canadians would not want others to know if they had ...
TORONTO: The Alzheimer Society announced that while awareness about dementia has increased, stigma and negative attitudes around it continue to persist. The Society is releasing findings of a new survey to coincide with Alzheimer's Awareness Month in January and to kick off its new social awareness ...

Parrikar slams Goa Congress chief over port expansion issue
Panaji, Jan 3 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said state Congress president Shantaram Naik may be suffering from dementia, two days after the latter alleged that the BJP was colluding with the Adani Group on the contentious issue of expansion of coal handling berths at Goa's ...

Healthy lifestyle can help fight dementia, suggests study
London [UK], December 28: According to a recent study, a group of researchers have found that keeping fit can help fight dementia.

This salad dressing may cut dementia risk: Study
Washington D.C. , Dec. 23 : A study has revealed that drinking blueberry vinegar or using it in salad dressing can help fight dementia.

Blueberry vinegar can help fight dementia
London , December 22 : Dementia is considered to be one of the fastest-growing health burdens across the globe, with one person developing the disease every 3 seconds.

Eating salad can help fend-off Dementia
London , December 21 : A salad a day may keep Dementia away, as a new research suggests that eating vegetable salad every day could help stave-off dementia by boosting memory.

Eating salads daily may keep your brain 11 years younger
New York, Dec 21 : Eating one to two servings of salad with spinach, lettuce and kale daily may keep your brain 11 years younger as well as prevent dementia, according to a study.

Congratulations to Cameo Rogers, NCCDP's 2017 CDP of the Year!
SPARTA, N.J: Cameo Rogers, CTRS, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, has been recognized as the Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) of the Year by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for her work in the field of dementia care.

Turning the Tables: How to Prepare When Grandma Comes to Your House ...
BRENTWOOD, Tenn: If a senior loved one will be jingling all the way to your house this holiday season, a few simple steps can make your home safer and more welcoming. With falls posing a particular threat to older adults, and additional challenges facing those with dementia, Brookdale Senior Living ...

Being repetitive might be an early sign of Dementia
London , Dec 16 : Dementia is a collection of symptoms that can occur due to a variety of possible diseases. The symptoms include impairments in thought, communication, and memory.

Decoded: What causes dementia
London, Dec 12 : The toxic build-up of urea, a compound created by the liver, in the brain has been found as the major reason that can cause brain damage and lead to Huntington's Disease, one of seven major types of age-related dementia, finds a study.

Hearing loss in old-age ups risk of dementia
Washington D.C. , Dec. 8 : You may need to take care of your aging parents as a study has recently warned that age-related hearing loss may be a risk factor for cognitive decline, impairment and dementia.

Was suffering from dementia: Singer Fergie
Los Angeles, Dec 7 : Singer Fergie says she suffered from symptoms of psychosis and dementia due to her drug addiction to methamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth.

Sleep disorder ups odds of Parkinson's disease in elderly men
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : People, especially men, suffering from sleep disorder are at increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease or dementia when they grow, warns a recent study.

This tool may help trace Alzheimer's risk in elderly
Toronto, Dec 4 : Researchers have developed a new tool that can help physicians track cognitive performance of older adults at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.

Being overweight increases risk of dementia, suggests study
London [UK], December 3 : In a recent research, a group of scientists have found that being overweight increases the risk of dementia by as much as a third.

Excess body fat increases dementia risk
London, Dec 1 : Obese people are at an increased risk of developing dementia than those with a normal weight, says a large study involving data from 1.3 million adults.

Vitamin D deficiency could increase risk of dementia, says study
London [UK], November 28 : Vitamin D is said to be one of the most important nutrients for our body. It not only helps in having a good and healthy body, but can also help in reducing the risk of heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and even rheumatoid arthritis.

Just 20 mins of High-intensity exercise daily may boost your memory
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 23 : Engaging in high-intensity exercises for just 20 minutes may help enhance your memory and ward off dementia and Alzheimer's, finds a recent study.

This brain training exercise cuts risk of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 22 : A team of researchers has developed a specific form of a mental exercise that can reduce the chances of developing dementia later in life, says a study.

Popping heartburn pills doesn't up dementia risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 22 : Those concerned that your heartburn medication could cause dementia can now breathe a sigh of relief as a recent study found no link between the two.

Legendary Entertainment-Industry Veteran, Craig T. Rumar, Passes Away ...
ATHENS, Texas: Craig T. Rumar, entertainment-industry talent agent, writer, producer, and director, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Athens, Texas. Craig was 85 years old when he succumbed to the brain disease, Lewy Body Dementia.

Here's how you can help prevent dementia
London [UK], November 20 : Dementia is one of the most dangerous and distressing conditions anyone can face in their lives.

Tributes pour in as AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young passes away
Canberra [Australia], November 19 : AC/DC co-founder and legendary musician Malcolm Young passed away on Saturday. The guitarist had been suffering from dementia for the last three years.

Autumn Leaves Launches #ThisIsALZ Campaign To Promote Awareness Of ...
IRVING, Texas: Autumn Leaves, a nationwide leader in standalone residential memory care, announced last week a new informational initiative to promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Heart attack ups dementia risk by 35pc
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 14 : A recent study has found that heart attack increased the risk of vascular dementia by 35 percent, and the risk remains elevated for up to 35 years after the heart attack.

103-Year-Old Bowler and Harmonica Player Refuses to Let Dementia Slow ...
BRENTWOOD, Tenn: Playing the harmonica, dancing, bowling: For Brookdale Senior Living resident Dorothy Plummer, these longtime passions bring purpose as well as pleasure to daily life.