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2014-08-13 12:29:02

New White Paper also Available on Disease that is a Leading Cause of Young-Onset Dementia RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a disease process that results in progressive damage to the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain, has been formally included in national research priorities to cure Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by 2025, the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) announced today....

2014-08-08 23:02:40

Led by Dr. Steinbaum, author, and attending cardiologist and Director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, the upcoming webinar, Living From the Heart: Everything you Need to Know to Live a Heart-Healthy Life, will be held on Wednesday, August 27th at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the next installment in its renowned...

Link Between Vitamin D And Dementia Risk Confirmed
2014-08-08 03:02:43

University of Exeter Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that study participants who were severely Vitamin D deficient were more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The team studied elderly Americans who...

2014-08-07 15:36:50

Yale University Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer's disease in an animal model. Their findings are published in the Aug. 5 issue of the journal PLoS Biology. The compound, TC-2153, inhibits the negative effects of a protein called STtriatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase (STEP), which is key to regulating learning and memory. These cognitive functions are impaired in Alzheimer's. "Decreasing STEP...

2014-08-06 23:00:42

New research suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than diagnostic guidelines currently allow. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD) are the most common forms of dementia. Traditionally, these illnesses have been treated as separate clinical syndromes. But new research led by Drexel University College of Medicine suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than diagnostic guidelines currently allow. The study is...

2014-08-05 08:42:23

Free Assessment will help adults, aged 50 to 79, in early detection of serious memory issues TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you over 50 and worried about memory changes? If so, you're not alone. A recent Brain Health Study showed that 70 percent of Americans aged 45-79 describe their memory as much worse or somewhat worse versus five years ago. 91 percent of that group believe middle-aged and older adults should have their brain health checked regularly. So how do you...

2014-08-04 08:29:20

B round financing with new and existing investors will advance GliaCure's Alzheimer's clinical program BOSTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GliaCure, Inc., a company focused on developing novel, non-neuronal therapies for a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that it has successfully completed a $5.8 million B round financing, exceeding its original goal of $5 million. This financing round is incremental to its initial A round financing of $2.75...

2014-08-01 16:23:48

Alzheimer's Association Hails New Bills BOSTON, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocates for Alzheimer's patients who worked to secure improvements in care were rewarded for their efforts as the Massachusetts legislature enacted two separate bills this week. The bills, S.1882 An Act relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Acute Care Advisory Committee and S.2165 Uniform Adult Guardianship, were proposed and supported by the Alzheimer's Association,...

2014-07-31 11:16:49

American Academy of Neurology A new study gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia. The study is published in the July 30, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, but we haven't known how the relationship works," said study author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. "Is the...

2014-07-30 10:03:22

The JAMA Network Journals Dr. Nicole R. Fowler and her fellow researchers have found that patients with dementia were more likely to receive a pacemaker then patients without cognitive impairment. Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia can have co-existing cardiac illnesses and that makes them eligible for therapy with devices to correct rhythm abnormalities. But the risks and benefits need to be weighed carefully with patients, families and clinicians. The...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.