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Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives

Photo: Elderly woman with glasses in supermarket [26/09/2014] Many Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life, more so than other conditions including: loss of limb, memory, hearing and speech (57 percent of African-Americans, 49 percent of non-Hispanic whites, 43 percent of Asians and 38 percent of Hispanics).Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives - Read more

A link between Jacobsen syndrome and autism

Photo: Chromosomes [24/09/2014] A rare genetic disorder known as Jacobsen syndrome has been linked with autism, according to a recent joint investigation by researchers at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to suggesting better treatment options for people with Jacobsen syndrome, the finding also offers more clues into the genetic underpinnings of autism.A link between Jacobsen syndrome and autism - Read more

Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show

Photo: Elderly woman at the computer [22/09/2014] York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioral signs of dementia.Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show - Read more

Understanding Alzheimer's disease with the help of trisomy 21

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a bench [19/09/2014] The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer's disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's (UW) Waisman Center. The findings are revealing more information about the earliest stages of the neurodegenerative disease.Understanding Alzheimer's disease with the help of trisomy 21 - Read more

Imaging identifies asymptomatic people at risk for stroke

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Graphic: splitted brain [17/09/2014] Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study. Stroke victims often undergo revascularization procedures to restore blood flow, but use of the procedures in asymptomatic patients is controversial.Imaging identifies asymptomatic people at risk for stroke - Read more

Nearly half of older adults have care needs

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [17/09/2014] Nearly half of older adults – 18 million people – have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and the Urban Institute analyzed data from a national sample of older adults drawn from Medicare enrollment files. In all, 8,245 people were included in the 2011 the National Health and Aging Trends Study.Nearly half of older adults have care needs - Read more

Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver

Photo: Dementia patient and family member [15/09/2014] Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicine study.Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver - Read more

Education vital to the visually impaired

Photo: Students reading books in Braille [12/09/2014] A new wide-ranging survey has gathered the responses of nearly 1000 visually impaired people. The project 'Med jobb i sikte' (Work in mind) has included the first major survey of its kind since 1994. Whereas in previous surveys the emphasis was on facilitation and support schemes, focus has now turned to the factors that help and hinder the visually impaired from getting jobs.Education vital to the visually impaired - Read more

Hearing loss among people with learning disabilities

Photo: Magnifying glass over a ear of a child [08/09/2014] At least forty per cent of UK people with learning disabilities are suffering from hearing loss, but new research shows they are unlikely to be diagnosed.Hearing loss among people with learning disabilities - Read more

Simple test could detect most common cause of visual impairment in the UK

Photo: Testing a patient [05/09/2014] A simple colour test that could detect the early onset of a condition which accounts for over half of visual impairment certifications in the UK is being researched by scientists at Aston University.Simple test could detect most common cause of visual impairment in the UK - Read more

 
 

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