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2014-10-30 23:10:46

Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is weighing in on a recent study linking physical activity to increased brain health. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is weighing in on a recent study linking physical activity to...

2014-10-30 12:29:05

National Take the Tour Day Honors the 5.4 Million Americans Living with Dementia ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 6, Second Wind Dreams® will present the Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT®) at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY in the 2(nd) floor Ceremonial Chamber from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in recognition of Second Wind Dreams' National Take the Tour Day. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a...

2014-10-27 23:07:42

Local resources for Alzheimer’s and dementia support, articles, and more will be featured on http://www.SeniorsGuideOnline.com throughout the month of November Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Seniors Guide is going purple in a show of solidarity in advocacy and to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease during the month of November. Beginning November 1, 2014, visitors to Seniors Guide Magazine’s online resources will be greeted with the color purple. Because November...

2014-10-27 23:02:51

The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) Dementia Committee presents a seminar Nov. 7 for area caregivers and healthcare professionals titled “The Journey of Caregiving for Veterans with Dementia.” The daylong seminar in Columbia, S.C., for professional and non-professional caregivers and family members of those who are experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease will provide information on dementia, community and VA resources, management of difficult behaviors, and...

2014-10-27 20:22:52

SARASOTA, Fla. , Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Roskamp Institute (www.rfdn.org), a not-for-profit biomedical research facility specializing in Alzheimer's disease research, have isolated a key molecule that gives researchers a new drug target for the treatment of the progressive, irreversible neurological disorder. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141027/154655LOGO This finding is the culmination of more than 10 years of work by more than a dozen scientists...

2014-10-26 23:01:28

Seniorbility is an innovative elder care solution offering cognitive surveillance and safety monitoring for seniors that tests cognitive function with a unique and fun daily cognitive test, as well as a safety check, all done over a land-line phone. The cognitive tests provide an early warning system for dementia, giving caregivers early notification of new or worsening dementia, so that they may intervene before seniors injure themselves or others. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 26, 2014...

2014-10-23 23:00:56

Two pairs of Liberty University students received $500 research grants for their presentations of studies related to Alzheimer’s Disease during the Virginia Academy of Science’s Fall Undergraduate Meeting on Oct. 18 at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va. Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Two pairs of Liberty University students received $500 research grants for their presentations of studies related to Alzheimer’s Disease during the Virginia Academy of Science’s...

2014-10-23 20:29:41

TauRx Chairman Prof. Claude Wischik brings a clinical trial opportunity directly to caregivers and patients at breakfast event PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediciGlobal, a global leader in patient recruitment and retention for clinical trials, is supporting TauRx Therapeutics' Phase III clinical trial for behavioral variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD) by informing caregivers and patients about a "Meet the Experts" breakfast on Friday, October 24th, to...

2014-10-23 08:36:46

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the first data in a study transplanting its neural stem cells in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease was presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, yesterday, in Boston, MA. In a late-breaking science oral presentation titled, "Peri-hippocampal stem cell transplantation rescues cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease," Osama N. Kashlan, MD, of the departments of...

2014-10-21 16:26:03

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month, the Lewy Body Dementia Association proudly unveils, "The Profiles of LBD," a portrait series of families living with the disease. Taken by world-renowned professional photographer, Robert Whitman, the series encapsulates the love between those afflicted with LBD and their caregivers, despite the struggles they face together every day managing a relatively unknown, yet very common,...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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