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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...

2013-05-21 23:18:48

This book is the culmination of over 50 years of experience with the world of dementia. The book´s six sections explore topics basic to caregivers developing their own techniques and approaches to managing the day-to-day care of their loved ones. Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Barbara Michels, author of “The Alzheimer´s Journey“¦A Practical Perspective for Caregivers” has over 50 years of experience in the world of dementia. Over 25 years was...

2013-05-16 15:02:05

People who have skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to new research published in the May 15, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The link does not apply to melanoma, a less common but more aggressive type of skin cancer. The study involved 1,102 people with an average age of 79 who did not have dementia at the start of the study. The participants were followed for an average of 3.7 years. At...

2013-05-14 23:01:06

AegisCare announces brand new training campaign to ensure its caregivers stay abreast of the latest in Alzheimer´s care Torrance, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 With specialized home health care, ailing seniors -- even those suffering from Alzheimer´s and dementia -- can remain in their homes instead of going into nursing homes or assisted living facilities. This is often preferable for the patients themselves and their families. AegisCare, a company that provides highly-trained...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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