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2014-04-22 20:21:40

Celebrity Contributors include Joey McIntyre, Sarah Rafferty, Bern Nadette Stanis and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association(®) has collaborated with Chicken Soup for the Soul(®) on a new book of personal stories and experiences called Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias, available for purchase beginning today, April 22, in print and eBook format. The book, comprised of essays,...

2014-04-17 09:40:13

Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study published in the April 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion. "Just as signs of memory loss may signal brain changes related to brain disease, apathy may indicate underlying changes," said Lenore J. Launer, PhD, with the National Institute on Aging at the National...

2014-04-12 23:00:34

The three-part educational series covered the types and stages of dementia, practical ways to address behavioral changes associated with dementia and how to communicate with someone with dementia. Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community...

Memory Area Of Brain In Older Women Boosted With Regular Aerobic Exercise
2014-04-11 08:42:55

BMJ-British Medical Journal Twice weekly routine may help to slow down advance of dementia, say researchers Regular aerobic exercise seems to boost the size of the area of the brain (hippocampus) involved in verbal memory and learning among women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age, indicates a small study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The hippocampus has become a focus of interest in dementia research because it is the area of the brain...

2014-04-10 23:00:08

With the rise in dementia it is becoming more difficult for families and caregivers to engage dementia sufferers in appropriate activities that will help support a healthy lifestyle. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Dementia Support “Montessori” Seniors Day Centre receives funding for Alzheimer’s sufferers to attend an appropriate day centre. With the rise in dementia it is becoming more difficult for families and caregivers to engage dementia sufferers in appropriate activities that will...

2014-04-08 23:25:29

Routine screening for dementia is currently not recommended for people without symptoms. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Millions of American women have routine mammograms and colonoscopies to detect breast and colorectal cancer early, when they're most treatable. So why don't they also get periodically tested for memory loss or a decline in thinking skills? The April 2014 issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch explores and explains the recent U.S. Preventive Services...

2014-04-08 23:00:17

Longtree Education to present one-day program for caregivers or those interested in becoming a certified Dementia care practitioner at Country Inn conference room. CEUs available to registered nurses, social workers, LNHA, CALA and activity directors. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Longtree Education, a health care training and continuing education company, will present a one-day dementia care seminar in Phoenix on Thursday, April 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The...

2014-04-08 16:03:01

Two new dementia care models seek to decrease stress for caregivers, reduce health care costs and improve quality of care for older adults The number of older adults with dementia in the United States is forecast to more than double over the next 40 years. Caring for these individuals will have a significant impact on caregivers as well as the health care system and its workforce. In a paper published in the April issue of the peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs, Regenstrief Institute...

2014-04-08 12:59:57

Penn medical ethicist: Presymptomatic diagnosis will alter life with a 'brain at risk' How will we, as individuals, and a society, live with brains at risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia? As part of Health Affairs' April issue, a theme issue focusing on Alzheimer's, a neurodegenerative disease ethicist and clinician with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers keen observations to help navigate ethically-charged points on the course of the disease...

2014-04-08 12:58:18

A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky have identified an interesting connection between the health of the brain tissue that supports cognitive functioning and the presence of dementia in adults with Down syndrome. Published in the Neurobiology of Aging, the study, which focused on detecting changes in the white matter connections of the brain, offers tantalizing potential for the identification of biomarkers connected...