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2014-05-01 16:30:38

George Vradenburg Appointed to Council WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Dementia Council, meeting for the first time in London, England on Wednesday, agreed to priorities for the upcoming year and to mobilizing a worldwide effort to find a cure for Alzheimer's and dementia. Supported by the UK Government, and an outgrowth of the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit, the World Dementia Council was created to champion innovation in dementia across diagnosis, treatment, and care...

2014-04-30 23:25:17

GeriJoy announced today a new member of its advisory board: Emily White, a medical social worker and certified geriatric care manager with professional experience through providers such as Kindred Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Brookdale Senior Living and Amedisys. Emily is also an experienced social and technology entrepreneur, and serves as a mentor and adviser to startups in the field of aging. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Originally from Marblehead, MA, Emily graduated...

2014-04-30 23:12:23

Home Care Assistance unveils the Cognitive 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. St. Louis Park, MN (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Minnesota, a leading provider of in-home senior care, is proud to unveil the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an activity-based cognitive intervention program, designed to delay the onset of new symptoms and the...

2014-04-29 23:21:55

Brain Fitness Program Director Tee Barr of 1Heart Caregiver ServicesTM, conducted a Brain Fitness Education seminar at the 2nd phase of training of CS Caregiver University TM held at the company’s headquarter at Los Angeles California. Training Director Randy Clarito handled the first session during the training focusing on the company’s service philosophy, establishing rapport and developing relationship with seniors and how to communicate to people with dementia. Los Angeles,...

2014-04-29 23:02:53

If you or someone you know is living with dementia, now is the time to get your affairs in order. Helpful estate planning tips from the Alzheimer Society of Ontario throughout May. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The Alzheimer Society of Ontario understands that life is often unpredictable. So this May, during “Make-a-Will/Leave-a-Legacy” month, the Alzheimer Society proposes a series of tips to help everyone get their financial and legal planning in order. Starting Monday May...

2014-04-28 23:11:45

Five Star Senior Services announced today that it will offer a complimentary, 24/7 companionship and oversight service for older adults with Alzheimer's and dementia. The Canadian home care agency is able to offer such a valuable service at no additional cost to its clients thanks to the latest virtual companion technology from GeriJoy, an MIT startup. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 These days, the word ‘technology’ often brings to mind consumer products and services that...

2014-04-28 23:05:53

A new blood test that has the potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in an individual and significantly advances drug testing and research on the disease, has been developed through grant funding by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 A new blood test that has the potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in an individual and significantly advances drug testing and research on the disease, has been developed through grant funding by the Cure...

2014-04-24 20:23:11

DUBLIN, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9jdcn9/cognitive) has announced the addition of the "Cognitive Assessment and Training Market - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013-2018)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9jdcn9/cognitive ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Cognitive assessment is an assessment of one's information...

2014-04-23 23:02:43

On May 17, plant hope for a better tomorrow for people touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Spring is in the air. After a challenging winter, the sight of shoots of plants poking through the soil reminds us of what possibilities the new season promises and what rewards the gardener’s efforts will bring. Gardening stems from more than a desire to bring colour and beauty into a patch of dirt. It is about hope. In the words of Audrey...

Exercise Keeps Hippocampus Healthy In People At Risk For Alzheimer's Disease
2014-04-23 15:09:22

University of Maryland Maintaining hippocampus volume is key to delaying cognitive decline and onset of dementia symptoms in those with genetic risk for Alzheimer's A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease shows that moderate physical activity may protect brain health and stave off shrinkage of the hippocampus– the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation that is attacked first in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. J. Carson Smith, a kinesiology...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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