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2014-08-08 23:05:11

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on a recent study that claims depression can increase the risk of getting dementia. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on a...

2014-08-06 23:00:42

New research suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than diagnostic guidelines currently allow. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD) are the most common forms of dementia. Traditionally, these illnesses have been treated as separate clinical syndromes. But new research led by Drexel University College of Medicine suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than diagnostic guidelines currently allow. The study is...

2014-08-05 17:26:14

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Hypertension in middle age (48 to 67 years) was associated with a greater, although still a modest, decline in cognition over a 20-year period compared with individuals who had normal blood pressure. Author: Rebecca F. Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues. Background: Evidence suggests hypertension is a risk factor for cognitive change and dementia and midlife hypertension may be...

2014-07-31 11:16:49

American Academy of Neurology A new study gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia. The study is published in the July 30, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, but we haven't known how the relationship works," said study author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. "Is the...

2014-07-30 23:12:28

Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the release of its 12th dementia caregiving DVD, “Understanding Frontotemporal Dementias,” with nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the release of its 12th dementia caregiving DVD, “Understanding Frontotemporal Dementias (FTD),” with nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Frontotemporal...

2014-07-30 10:03:22

The JAMA Network Journals Dr. Nicole R. Fowler and her fellow researchers have found that patients with dementia were more likely to receive a pacemaker then patients without cognitive impairment. Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia can have co-existing cardiac illnesses and that makes them eligible for therapy with devices to correct rhythm abnormalities. But the risks and benefits need to be weighed carefully with patients, families and clinicians. The...

2014-07-29 23:10:59

The new development will bring premier dementia care and 15-20 jobs to Oconto County, WI. Oconto Falls, WI (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The Cottages Investment Group, LLC introduces their third development project, The Cottages at MeadowLands Memory Care, to break ground July 30, 2014. Focusing on the growing population of those suffering from memory loss and forms of dementia, Wade T. Micoley, owner of W.M. Enterprises, Inc., has approved the development of Oconto Fall’s first assisted living...

2014-07-25 16:22:54

BRONX, N.Y., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12 years. The study, led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and...

2014-07-21 23:08:41

A recent study covered in Scientific America spotlights how certain music can be used to alter how the brain processes data. From the theme to ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,’ various cord combinations were shown to expand the ways people approach problem solving and Dr. Grewal, Ace Medical Group Doctor talks about brain healthy exercise. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Dr. Sandeep Grewal, a board certified Internal medicine physician, has been...

2014-07-16 16:24:01

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd [http://www.taurx.com ] announced it has achieved its target enrollment of 833 subjects into one of its two ongoing multi-center Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM) [http://taurx.com/lmtx-for-ad ], a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease [AD]. This placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-015 [http://taurx.com/015-clinical-study.html ]) has...


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  • 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.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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