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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.

Kogenix Licenses Gene Therapy for Prevention of Age-Related Dementia ...
BOSTON: In a paper published today in Nature's Molecular Psychiatry, scientists from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute showed for the first time cognitive improvements in old animals that were treated at younger age with secreted alpha Klotho (s-KL) ...

Young blood offers hope in fight against Alzheimer's
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 5 : Pumping young blood into the elderly may help ward off the symptoms of dementia, according to a recent study.

CAMH study reveals promising new avenue to explore treatments for ...
TORONTO: In an innovative study, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered brain changes linked to memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease. The discovery provides a new focus for exploring ways to treat or prevent dementia, which currently affects more ...

Blood-thinning drugs may cut dementia risk by upto 48pc
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], October 25 : Here's a good news! Blood-thinning drugs not only reduce the risk of stroke, but also decrease the risk of developing dementia, in people with an irregular heartbeat, a study has recently found.

Henry Schein Medical to Distribute Cognivue, the First Automated ...
MELVILLE, N.Y: Henry Schein Medical today announced its agreement with Cerebral Assessment Systems (CAS) to distribute Cognivue, the first computerized cognitive assessment screening device cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to detect early signs of dementia.

Alzheimer Europe: Five-country Survey of Carers Highlights Continuing ...
BERLIN: At the 27th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Berlin, Prof. Bob Woods (Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom) presented the top line results of a five-country survey on the experience of 1,409 carers of a diagnosis of dementia. Amongst the key reported findings

Sniffing out dementia risk in oldies
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 30 : If your parents or grandparents cannot identify at least four out of five common odours - peppermint, fish, orange, rose and leather - from everyday life, then they are more than twice as likely as to develop dementia within five years than those with a normal sense ...

This cognition-enhancing drug may be most effective for Alzheimer's
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 30 : A team of researchers has recently suggested that a drug - donepezil - is most likely to enhance concentration, memory, alertness and moods in patients with Alzheimer's dementia.

5 Things You Should Know About the 'Big D' and Why You Need to Share ...
WARRINGTON, England: Dementia has been described as a global health 'ticking time bomb' by world-leading experts.

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.