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2012-07-23 06:17:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Memories - we spend our whole lives making them, but imagine your brain being wiped of all your precious moments. For 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, memory loss is a part of life. Researchers now link the condition to your walking pattern. Problems walking, including slow gait and a short stride, are associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline. Researchers measured the stride length, cadence and velocity of more than 1,341 participants...

2012-07-19 06:37:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) causes slight difficulty in the areas of memory and thinking skills. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at a higher risk for Alzheimer´s disease, and according to new research even death. According to the Alzheimer's Association, long-term studies suggest that 10 to 20 percent of people aged 65 and older may have MCI. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore...

2012-04-24 09:55:54

New research by VCH and UBC shows the trajectory of cognitive decline can be altered in seniors at risk for dementia Cognitive decline is a pressing global health care issue. Worldwide, one case of dementia is detected every seven seconds. Mild cognitive impairment is a well recognized risk factor for dementia, and represents a critical window of opportunity for intervening and altering the trajectory of cognitive decline in seniors. A new study by researchers at the Centre for Hip...

2012-02-14 11:35:36

Cognitive loss and brain degeneration currently affect millions of adults, and the number will increase, given the population of aging baby boomers. Today, nearly 20 percent of people age 65 or older suffer from mild cognitive impairment and 10 percent have dementia. UCLA scientists previously developed a brain-imaging tool to help assess the neurological changes associated with these conditions. The UCLA team now reports in the February issue of the journal Archives of Neurology that the...

2011-11-25 06:50:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire)– Don´t forget to watch your weight! Previous studies have shown that middle-aged people who are overweight are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life. Yet a new study, published in the November 22, 2011 print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found that people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease are more likely to have a lower body mass index. The study used advanced brain imaging...

2011-11-21 23:19:38

Studies have shown that people who are overweight in middle age are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease decades later than people at normal weight, yet researchers have also found that people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease are more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI). A current study examines this relationship between Alzheimer's disease and BMI. The study, published in the November 22, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American...

2011-09-15 11:39:08

Older individuals' complaints about memory lapses such as having trouble remembering recent events may indicate that they are experiencing cognitive problems that are greater than typical age-related changes. These findings, which are published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, indicate that primary care clinicians, who are often the first to see patients who are worried about their memory, should be aware that such complaints might be indicative of something serious...

2011-08-18 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CogniFit brain fitness program can improve cognitive functions of everyday living in individuals with depression. A recent study "Online rehabilitation of cognitive functions: the possibilities of the CogniFit program", conducted at the Prague Psychiatric Center, in the Czech republic, by Dr. Marek Preiss and his research group, and presented last month at the 12th European Congress of Psychology in Istanbul, is the first one to suggest that online...

2010-12-11 00:01:03

A new 5-minute test to identify elderly patients with dementia promises to give doctors a more sensitive tool to use in the Annual Wellness Examination. The Memory Orientation Screening Test (MOSTâ“ž¢) developed by Mitchell Clionsky, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, and Emilymarie Clionsky, MD, an internist/psychiatrist, is based on their clinical experience with thousands of patients who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, which now afflicts more than...

2010-11-28 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "We found that walking five miles per week protects the brain structure over 10 years in people with Alzheimer's and MCI, especially in areas of the brain's key memory and learning centers," said Cyrus...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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