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Alzheimer's Disease: Myths and Facts
New Delhi , Sep 21 : More than four million people in India are afflicted with some form of dementia, with Alzheimer's being the most common cause.

Chicago Man Runs to Bring Hope and Awareness to Others Facing Dementia
CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2017 : A diagnosis of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), an incurable degenerative brain disease, can be overwhelming. This Saturday, as runners converge for the Super Run 5K in Elk Grove, Illinois, one couple will be there to bring hope, awareness and determination to others, ...

Park Springs Health Services Opens Georgia's First, Fully Executed ...
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga., Aug. 17, 2017 : Isakson Living announces the opening of Park Springs Health Services (PSHS), featuring Georgia's first-ever, built-to-suit household model. Starting in August, the full-service healthcare facility will launch the nation's first "Dementia Care Matters (DCM) ...

You can actually run your way out of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 16 : You may want to get a move on as according to a recent study, people who take up running in their teens are less likely to develop dementia later in life.

Vitality Publishes Guide Detailing Early Signs of Dementia
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2017 : Vitality Senior Living, a Nashville-based senior living provider committed to empowering successful aging through engagement and innovation, announced today it is publishing a guide to help families recognize symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in ...

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Releases Report On Dementia-Friendly ...
WATERTOWN, Mass., Aug. 2, 2017 : Tufts Health Plan Foundation today released Report on Demographics, Programs, and Services for an Age- and Dementia-Friendly Commonwealth: What We Have and What We Need.

Hospital patients with dementia have worst outcomes: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], August 2 : In a new study, hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition.

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 Research ...
LONDON, July 20, 2017 : New research results presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) deepen our understanding of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and highlight the potential to prevent cognitive decline through lifestyle ...

The Lancet Commission: One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable
LONDON, July 20, 2017 : In a report presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) in London, The Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care reported that more than one third of global dementia cases may be preventable ...

International Conference 2017 Focus On Lifestyle, Risk Reduction, ...
LONDON, July 20, 2017 : New research results presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) deepen our understanding of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and highlight the potential to prevent cognitive decline through lifestyle ...

Can Treating Sleep Problems Lower Dementia Risk?
LONDON, July 18, 2017: Several new research analyses reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) in London found significant associations between sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and the accumulation of biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease.

Just an hour of social interaction improves life of dementia patients
Washington D.C. [USA], July 18 : If your grandparents are suffering from dementia, then you can help them by interacting with them about their interests for an hour a week and improve their quality life.

Dementia Awareness Training on its Own Will Not Improve Dementia Care ...
LONDON, July 17, 2017 : Dementia awareness training as a single strategy will not improve dementia care in hospitals or outcomes for patients, according to a new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the online journal BMJ Open today (Monday 17 July 2017).

Here's how weekly social hour can help dementia patients
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 17 : Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money, according to a recent study.

Regional Shortage of Neurologists Revealed Across the U.S.
LONDON, July 16, 2017 : According to new data reported at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London, multiple regions of the United States have been revealed as neurology "deserts" due to a projected chronic shortage of neurologists, and a rapid rise in ...

Stressful Life Experiences Age the Brain by Four Years, African ...
LONDON, July 16, 2017: A series of studies reported at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London confirm racial inequities in numbers of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias - even after age 90 - and also point to growing evidence that early life ...

Head injuries may double risk of dementia in men
Washington D.C. [USA], July 9 : Take extra care of your health if you suffer concussions, skull fractures or scalp wounds, as a study has found that head injuries almost double a man's risk of developing dementia.

Eat orange, grapefruit daily to cut risk of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], July 9 : Attention people, as older adults who consume orange, grapefruit daily can lower the risk of dementia by 23 percent, finds a study.

Children with high IQ may lead a longer life, suggests study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 3 : In a recent study, researchers have found that higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is linked with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, smoking related cancers, respiratory disease and dementia.

New 'brain training' app lets you game your way to better memory
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 3 : A team of researchers has come up with a 'brain training' game that could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia.

Walking slowly can be early indicator of dementia: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], July 2 : Beware! If your grandma's walking pace has suddenly slowed down more than usual, then you may have to rush her to the doctor as it could be an early indicator of dementia, warns a study.

Study suggests chronic pain are linked to increased risk of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], June 6 : A recent study has found out that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.

Power of personalized music in dementia care
Washington D.C. [USA], May 10 : Music can be a cheap and easy way to provide relief to the nursing home residents coping with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Cannabis may help in treating dementia: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], May 9 : German researchers have found that small dose of cannabis taken in older age can reverse the ageing of the brain and boost memory.

Stroke prevention lifestyle may reduce dementia risk in golden years
Washington D.C. [USA], May 2 : Canadian researchers have found that adopting stroke prevention lifestyle may help in reducing incidence of dementia in older adults.

Beware! Consuming diet soda daily ups three times risk of dementia, ...
Washington D.C. [USA], April 21 : Watch it before you gulp that fizzy drink or sugary beverage as a study reveals that people who drink diet soda daily are three times more likely to develop stroke and dementia.

91pc youth don't consider forgetfulness as a disease: Study
New Delhi , Apr. 4 : As per a recent survey conducted by Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj (FHVK) to calculate the understanding of Alzheimer's and Dementia, it is found that forgetfulness is not considered as a disease among youth of India.

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 17 : Good news for tea lovers, as a study finds drinking just one cup of tea daily may significantly lower the risk of dementia by 50 percent.

This test can show if you're at risk of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 16 : Chances are that you might end your days slipping into dementia, but now, a recent study has

Episodes of dizziness, light-headedness in 40s linked to dementia
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 11 : For all middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops - episodes of dizziness or light-headedness when standing up - may be at increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, warns a new study.