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Brain Boost For Grandmothers Who Occasionally Care Of Grandchildren
2014-04-09 07:12:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Grandmothers can help prevent cognitive decay and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by taking care of their grandchildren one day per week, according to new research published online Tuesday in the journal Menopause. However, taking care of their grandchildren five days per week or more actually had some negative impact on the cognitive function of 186 Australian women between the ages of 57 and 68 involved in...

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...

Green Tea Boosts Working Memory And Cognitive Functions
2014-04-08 06:42:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tea, which has been cultivated for centuries, is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Of the three main types of tea — black, oolong, and green — green is known to have many healthy properties, including a high concentration of powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body. Green tea is helpful in fighting against atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, many types of cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes...

2014-04-04 12:28:09

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pain and helplessness of those suffering from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease (AD)--a fatal, degenerative condition for which there is currently no cure nor any effective treatment-- is the basis for a bipartisan bill unveiled in the House of Representatives today by U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Chaka Fattah (D-PA). The bill, HRes. 489, calls on the U.S. to both engage in and lead a coordinated, international effort to advance...

2014-04-03 11:35:16

Young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age, according to a new study published in the April 2, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Middle age was defined as ages 43 to 55. "Many studies show the benefits to the brain of good heart health," said study author David R. Jacobs, Jr, PhD, with the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. "This is one...

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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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