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2009-11-09 16:40:54

Individuals with weaker muscles appear to have a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease and declines in cognitive function over time, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by declines in memory and other cognitive (thinking, learning and memory) functions, according to background information in the article. However, it is also associated with other features, such as impaired gait and other...

2009-09-16 11:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim Inc. announced today that AmericanWay, a senior living provider with seven homes on four campuses, has become the first provider in Wisconsin to adopt the Dakim(R) BrainFitness(TM) System company-wide to provide daily cognitive stimulation to community residents. Dakim's entertaining touch screen-based system is specifically designed to help seniors maintain their brain health and fight the threat of dementia. AmericanWay began using...

2009-09-10 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Posit Science Corp., the leader in clinically proven brain fitness software, and Navigenics, Inc., the leading personal genomics company, today announced a collaboration to empower individuals with knowledge and tools that can lead to an improvement in overall health and wellness. With this first-of-its-kind offer, consumers will have the opportunity to complement personalized genetic testing services with scientifically validated brain fitness...

2009-08-25 13:25:22

Being overweight or obese can result in brain shrinkage and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers said. Study senior author Paul Thompson of the University of California, Los Angeles and Cyrus A. Raji, a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues compared the brains of people who were obese, overweight, and of normal weight. The study, published in the journal Human Brain Mapping, found obese people had 8 percent less...

2009-08-12 15:10:00

Formal education diminishes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if brain volume loss has occurred, researchers in Germany say. Dr. Robert Perneczky of Technische Universitat Munchen in Germany said formal education modifies the association between brain damage -- loss of brain volume indicated via magnetic resonance imaging scans -- and clinical symptoms of dementia. We know that there is not always a close association between brain damage due to Alzheimer's disease and the...

2009-08-12 07:56:37

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität Mnchen, investigated the effects of formal education on the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. They were able to show that education diminishes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if a manifest brain volume loss has already occurred. The results are published in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease ("Education attenuates the effect of medial temporal lobe atrophy...

2009-08-11 14:02:42

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität Mnchen, investigated the effects of formal education on the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. They were able to show that education diminishes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if a manifest brain volume loss has already occurred. The results are published in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease ("Education attenuates the effect of medial temporal lobe atrophy...

2009-07-14 11:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim Inc. announced today that the Dakim(R) BrainFitness(TM) System has now been adopted by 286 senior living communities in 34 states to help residents build their defenses against dementia and memory loss. Dakim has added 136 new sites in the last year, further solidifying its status as the #1 brain training system provider in the senior care market. The rapid gains reflect growing recognition of the importance of brain fitness as part of...

2009-07-14 08:45:00

VIENNA, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/ICADLOGO ) "We can't do anything about aging or family history, but research...

2009-05-22 09:49:24

Analyzing MRI studies of the brain with software developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may allow diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and of mild cognitive impairment, a lesser form of dementia that precedes the development of Alzheimer's by several years. In their report that will appear in the journal Brain and has been released online, the MGH/Martinos team show how their software program can accurately differentiate patients with mild...