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2013-10-15 12:25:25

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a surprising occupational hazard for teachers: progressive speech and language disorders. The research, recently published in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, found that people with speech and language disorders are about 3.5 times more likely to be teachers than patients with Alzheimer's dementia. Speech and language disorders are typically characterized by people losing their ability to communicate — they can't find...

Stressed Women Develop Alzheimer's
2013-10-01 10:27:29

[ Watch the Video: Mid-life Stress Can Bring On Dementia ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Women who experience stressful life events in their 30s, 40s and 50s are more likely to develop dementia later in life. An extensive study of Swedish women spanning almost 40 years found mid-life stress accounted for a 21 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Women who encountered stressful events more frequently were more likely to develop the...

The Soaring Cost Of Alzheimer’s And Dementia Care
2013-09-21 07:25:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The number of older men and women who will require long term care due to dementia or other health concerns will nearly triple by 2050, according to the World Alzheimer Report 2013, which was released on Thursday. The study, which is subtitled “Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia” and was commissioned by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) and the UK healthcare organization Bupa, reports that...

2013-07-31 23:03:33

Eat Sleep Golf and DriveHard will work together in the ongoing battle to end Alzheimer's. Through the sales of golf wristbands DriveHard will be raising funds and awareness for Cure Alzheimer's Fund. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Eat Sleep Golf has announced their continued partnership with the DriveHard campaign in an ongoing effort to help fight Alzheimer's. DriveHard has a primary focus of engaging the golf community, through the sale of their golf wristbands, in order to raise...

Alzheimer’s Disease And Dementia Explored In New Studies
2013-07-15 18:11:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com- -Your Universe Online Alzheimer's disease affects millions of Americans and two new studies have uncovered interesting information about the disease. In one study of almost 500,000 French men and women, people who delayed retirement were found to have less of a risk of developing Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. In the other study of 3.5 million US military veterans, those diagnosed with cancer were less likely to have Alzheimer's and those who...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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