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2013-10-07 23:01:22

Home Care Assistance unveils the Dementia Therapeutics Method™, a cognitive activities program based on cutting-edge scientific research, to improve the care of its clients who suffer from some form of dementia. (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Home Care Assistance of Massachusetts, the leading provider of in-home senior care, is proud to unveil The Dementia Therapeutics Method™, an activity-based cognitive intervention program, designed to delay the onset of new symptoms and the progression...

2012-05-08 09:18:04

Depressive symptoms that are present in midlife or in late life are associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. Nearly 5.3 million individuals in the United States have Alzheimer disease (AD) and the resulting health care costs in 2010 were roughly $172 billion, the authors write as background information in the study. "Prevalence and costs of AD and other dementias are...

2010-05-04 11:56:00

TEMPLE, Texas, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott & White Temple Hospital physician Arden L. Aylor, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, is one of three North American physicians who will help in the development and adoption of standard guidelines regarding dementia at the World Health Organization's World Conference in Berlin, Germany on May 17. Dr. Aylor was selected to participate because he is part of a world panel of...

2009-07-08 14:00:00

Only 2 out of 118 tests found to adequately predict which disease a person had; researchers urge comprehensive approach to diagnosis Most of the cognitive tests that have been used to decide whether someone has Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia have not been very helpful when used alone. A new report published by the American Psychological Association concluded that when older people are confused and forgetful, doctors should base their diagnoses on many different types of...

2009-05-19 07:07:45

Most of us are happy to drop a few extra pounds, but research suggests losing weight in old age may mean more than just looser fitting clothes. In a study involving 1,836 Japanese Americans with an average age of 72, investigators found those who weighed less at the beginning of the 8-year study and lost weight faster were more likely to develop dementia. People with lower body mass index scores at the beginning of the study were 79 percent more likely to show signs of the memory-robbing...

2006-02-15 15:16:31

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There appears to be no association between depressive symptoms and subsequent cognitive decline in older adults, according to the findings of a study conducted by researchers in Pennsylvania. Over a 12-year period, Dr. Mary Ganguli of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medical and colleagues examined the association between depressive symptoms and subsequent cognitive decline in 1265 nondemented adults 67 years of age or older. At follow-up, 1094...

2005-06-23 19:25:00

INDIANAPOLIS "“ How can the U.S. health-care system and more specifically, primary care doctors - the physicians from whom older adults receive most of their care - prepare for the huge wave of dementia patients expected to engulf us in 2010, the year the baby boomers begin to reach 65? Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research begin to answer this difficult question in a study...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'