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High blood pressure and brain health are linked


High blood pressure, especially in middle age, is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.
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Can older adults with dementia continue to drive? More study is needed


How do you know when it's time for an older adult with mild dementia to stop driving? Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. It can impact a person's ability to drive safely. Although all people with dementia will have to stop driving eventually, each case can be unique based on the individual.
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Can some types of fat protect us from brain disease?


An intriguing finding in nematode worms suggests that having a little bit of extra fat may help reduce the risk of developing some neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
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Graded aerobic treadmill testing in children & adolescents with sports-related concussion


Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents. This is the finding of a new study reported in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
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Alzheimer’s: Cellular mechanism provides explanation model for declining memory performance


Alzheimer’s disease triggers memory and learning disorders. To date, the causes are poorly understood. Now, researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) are shedding light on a possible mechanism.
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Culturally sensitive care: "Treating people equally and fairly but not the same"


There are 80 million people living in Germany. This also means there are many different cultures living together. Schools and daycare facilities already provide special choices for children who speak another language. But what is the situation like in nursing homes and care facilities? And what exactly is culturally sensitive care?
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