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Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk

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[05/03/2014] How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia.Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk - Read more

Undiagnosed Pre-Diabetes Highly Prevalent in Early Alzheimer's Disease Study

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[19/08/2013] When Georgetown University neurologist R. Scott Turner, began enrolling people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease into a nationwide study last year, he expected to find only a handful of participants with undiagnosed glucose intolerance.Undiagnosed Pre-Diabetes Highly Prevalent in Early Alzheimer's Disease Study - Read more

Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers

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Photo: Caregiver with elderly woman [05/08/2013] The University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing is conducting research to improve sleep in those caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, with the aim of determining if better sleep affects heart health.Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers - Read more

Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions

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Photo: Woman caring for her mother [22/07/2013] Researchers have found that multiple factors contribute to the burden felt by caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. These factors include the direct impact of providing care upon the caregivers' lives, guilt, and frustration or embarrassment.Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions - Read more

Sleep Loss Precedes Alzheimer's Symptoms

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Photo: Old woman sleepless in bed [18/03/2013] Sleep is disrupted in people who likely have early Alzheimer's disease but do not yet have the memory loss or other cognitive problems characteristic of full-blown disease, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found out.Sleep Loss Precedes Alzheimer's Symptoms - Read more

Home-based Assessment Tool for Dementia Screening

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[12/10/2012] With baby boomers approaching the age of 65 and new cases of Alzheimer's disease expected to increase by 50 percent by the year 2030, Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool that allows adults to screen themselves for early signs of dementia.Home-based Assessment Tool for Dementia Screening - Read more

Nanoparticles Against Aging

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[10/10/2012] A team of Spanish scientists of the Asociación RUVID has developed an intelligent nanodevice that lays the foundations for the future development of new therapies against aging. The device consists of nanoparticles that can selectively release drugs in aged human cells. Nanoparticles Against Aging - Read more

World Alzheimer’s Day

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[19/09/2012] Dementia diseases affect more and more people - there are currently about 35 million patients worldwide. By 2050 the number will rise to an estimated 115 million. In order to raise attention for the situation of Alzheimer's patients, every year on 21 September, the World Alzheimer's Day takes place.World Alzheimer’s Day - Read more

Meditation Reduces Loneliness

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[24/08/2012] Researchers found out that a simple meditation program lasting just eight weeks may reduce loneliness in older adults.Meditation Reduces Loneliness - Read more

Helping Alzheimer's Patients Stay Independent

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[20/07/2012] Family members or professional caregivers who do everything for older adults with Alzheimer's disease may just be wanting to help, but one University of Alberta researcher says that creating excess dependency may rob the patients of their independence and self-worth.Helping Alzheimer's Patients Stay Independent - Read more


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