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2014-04-10 23:00:08

With the rise in dementia it is becoming more difficult for families and caregivers to engage dementia sufferers in appropriate activities that will help support a healthy lifestyle. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Dementia Support “Montessori” Seniors Day Centre receives funding for Alzheimer’s sufferers to attend an appropriate day centre. With the rise in dementia it is becoming more difficult for families and caregivers to engage dementia sufferers in appropriate activities that will...

2014-04-09 23:26:07

Living Well Assisted Living at Home proudly announces receiving the Best of Home Care award by Home Care Pulse. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Living Well Assisted Living at Home is proud to announce that they have received recognition by Home Care Pulse with the Best of Home Care award. Home Care Pulse only grants this award to top ranking home care providers, based on their gathered client and employee satisfaction scores. Living Well Assisted Living at Home is now ranked among a...

2014-04-09 12:29:09

To address the burgeoning demands of Alzheimer’s disease that will affect generations, new policies will have to be adopted to acknowledge the complex and unique needs of people with dementia. The aging of the U.S. population has turned the prism to focus on the increasing number of families facing the challenge of providing care for people with dementia, said Julie P.W. Bynum, associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.  Writing in the...

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...


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