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2014-04-02 11:14:07

In a personal view published today, a general practitioner says that the new targets for diagnosing dementia will lead to more harm than good The government is putting pressure on commissioners, and in turn general practitioners, to make more diagnoses of dementia, but no analysis has been done to assess the harm that these targets could cause. Dr Martin Brunet, a GP from Surrey, says that "medicine depends on a fundamental, unspoken agreement between patients and doctors […] the only...

2014-04-01 14:14:26

Blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol in 18- to 30-year-olds predicts decline Young adults with such cardiac risk factors as high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a new study by dementia researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings bolster the view that diseases like Alzheimer's develop over an individual's lifespan and may be set in motion early in life. And they offer hope that young adults may be...

2014-03-28 23:27:36

Memory loss is not a game. Ace Innovation Group offers Dementia Express that provides exercises to many who are losing their minds. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Memory loss and symptoms of Dementia creep upon us surprisingly insidiously, that is why most people are incredibly unprepared for when it happens. But according to Dr. Sandeep Grewal, an Internal Medicine Physician and author of the book ‘Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways’ even if one doesn’t have time...

2014-03-28 23:26:03

While screening for early signs of dementia still needs more advancements, Biohack Pure notes the importance of monitoring brain health and taking action should any symptoms appear. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a statement concluding that there’s not enough evidence at this time for them to endorse routine screening for dementia in older adults...

2014-03-27 23:01:42

Experts to address a variety of topical subjects, including the connection between Diabetes and dementia; and the growing effect of Alzheimer’s disease on women. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Mind Heart Soul Ministry and Lakewood Church invite the community to attend open-to-the-public workshops on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m., designed to help families affected by dementia. The no-cost event will address topics many in America are facing: caregiving, dementia and Alzheimer’s,...

2014-03-26 23:27:09

Ecumen Awakenings emphasizes managing dementia without highly sedating drugs. Between 2010 and 2013, Ecumen Awakenings achieved a 97% reduction in the use of psychotropic medications, decreasing dosage or discontinuing use of more than 1,000 of these potentially harmful drugs. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Ecumen, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of senior housing and aging services headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., received national recognition as...

2014-03-20 12:33:23

BERLIN and BOSTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piramal Imaging today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Neuraceq(TM). This approval comes only four weeks after receiving marketing authorization for Neuraceq(TM) from the European Commission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/NE87281LOGO Neuraceq(TM) is indicated for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of the brain to estimate beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in adult patients with...

2014-03-19 00:22:14

There Are 2.5 Times More Women Than Men Providing Intensive "On Duty" Care 24 Hours a Day to Someone with Alzheimer's CHICAGO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report released today, a woman's estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer's at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man. As real a concern as breast cancer is to women's health, women in their 60s are about twice as...

2014-03-17 12:27:09

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marcus Dobson first recognized the cognitive decline brought on by Parkinson's disease when he realized he no longer wanted to play with his grandchildren or even be in the same room with them. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/DC83974 Bunny Fontrier wasn't having any cognition problems, but after caring for her mother with dementia she thought she should look at herself, too. Dobson, 60, and Fontrier, 63,...

2014-03-13 23:02:41

“The Cognitive Therapeutics Method: Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Slowing the Cognitive and Functional Decline Associated with Dementia” is a comprehensive and well-researched volume relevant for every scholar, clinician, researcher and geriatric care provider with an interest in Neurocognitive Disorder. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Led by neuropsychologist and Executive Director of Research and Development at Home Care Assistance, Dr. Samuel T. Gontkovsky, a team of cognition experts...