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Evidence Mounting That Older Adults Who Volunteer Are

Evidence Mounting That Older Adults Who Volunteer Are Happier, Healthier

Kelly Connelly, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Systematic review of 73 published studies yields promising evidence and a call for new research to investigate if volunteering reduces dementia risk Older adults who stay active by...

Latest Aging-associated diseases Stories

2014-08-30 23:01:57

Topics including the right to bear arms for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, memory improvement activities, and stories of persevering against the disease added to article library. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Seniors Guide, the comprehensive guide to all things senior, has published several articles recently that focus on Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and Memory Loss. Country singer Glen Campbell, who recently revealed to the public of being diagnosed with the...

2014-08-28 08:27:46

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CAIDE Dementia Risk App from Merz Pharmaceuticals is available free of charge for people from 40 to 65 to calculate their individual risk for getting dementia within the next two decades. Using a traffic light color scheme, the App can also help physicians discuss preventive measures with patients at risk. The new "CAIDE Dementia Risk App (Cardiovascular risk factors, Aging and Incidence of DEmentia) has...

2014-08-25 12:27:18

Online community helping to accelerate critical Alzheimer's research PHOENIX, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Prevention Registry today reached a significant milestone in the fight against Alzheimer's by enrolling the 40,000(th) volunteer interested in participating in major studies of the disease. Championed by Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) and in collaboration with partnering organizations and leading scientists, the online Registry (www.endALZnow.org) aims to...

2014-08-22 08:24:47

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its annual fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers Life has increased its financial support to the Alzheimer's Association in 2014 to $436,000. Bankers Life's annual Forget Me Not Days event raised just over $336,000 for the Alzheimer's Association, up slightly from what was collected last year. In addition, Bankers Life- the national life and health insurer focusing on the retirement market- recognized the Association on...

2014-08-21 16:24:23

REHOVOT, Israel, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroDerm [http://www.neuroderm.com ] Ltd., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing drugs for central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today announced that it has signed definitive investment agreements for a $16 million financing round led by certain of its existing investors with the participation of new investors, including The Elias Group. The company plans to use the funding to further the clinical and regulatory...

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2014-08-20 03:30:48

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. “Interestingly, these improvements happened in a period when there were no real ‘miracle’ clinical advancements,” said Harlan Krumholz, M.D., S.M., lead author of the “most comprehensive report card to-date” on America’s progress in...

Alzheimer's Disease
2014-08-19 03:00:23

Liz French, University of Exeter A team led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and King’s College London has uncovered some of the strongest evidence yet that epigenetic changes in the brain play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Epigenetic changes affect the expression or activity of genes without changing the underlying DNA sequence and are believed to be one mechanism by which the environment can interact with the genome. Importantly, epigenetic changes are...

2014-08-18 16:25:16

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Lewy body Dementia-Pipeline Insights, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2278623/-Lewy-body-Dementia-Pipeline-Insights-2014.htmlSUMMARYDelveInsight's," Lewy body Dementia-Pipeline Insights, 2014", report provides comprehensive insights about pipeline drugs across this indication. A key objective of the report is to establish the understanding for all the pipeline drugs that fall...

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2014-08-18 15:08:09

Lee-Ann Donegan, Penn Medicine Study Examined Patients Over First Two Years of Treatment New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population. The study also found that initiation of dopamine replacement therapy, the most common treatment for PD, was associated with increasing frequency of impulse control disorders and excessive...

2014-08-18 08:29:41

Neurotrope's Collaborator BRNI, Publishes Article in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease describing correlation of PKCe levels and degree of disease PLANTATION, Fla., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotrope, Inc. (OTCQB: NTRP) today announced that results from a new study, entitled, "PKCe Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Brains and Skin Fibroblasts," published in the recent edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and co-authored by Tapan K. Khan, Ph.D.; Abhik Sen,...


Latest Aging-associated diseases Reference Libraries

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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