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2014-07-01 12:29:01

ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Second Wind Dreams® (SWD®) announces the re-launch of its Family Edition of the Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®). This scientifically proven method builds sensitivity and awareness in individuals by temporarily altering participants' physical and sensory abilities with props and circumstances, which simulate changes associated with the physical and cognitive impairments of aging. Founder of Second Wind Dreams and inventor of the...

2014-07-01 11:36:25

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia. Past research has examined the impact of sleep duration on cognitive functions in older adults. Though faster...

2014-06-30 20:22:37

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data related to pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a neurological condition characterized by disruptive, uncontrollable episodes of laughing or crying, and NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate), the only FDA-approved product for the treatment of PBA, will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), being held at the Bela...

2014-06-27 23:02:04

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is pleased about two key initiatives that have been adapted for a variety of cultural and linguistic communities: Finding Your Way™, a program to prevent wandering incidents, and Shifting Focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 While a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is devastating for anyone, language and cultural barriers add to the complexities of the disease. On the eve of the...

2014-06-27 19:08:26

American Academy of Neurology Older veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans without TBI, according to a study published in the June 25, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that veterans with a history of TBI developed dementia about two years earlier than those without TBI who had developed dementia. "These findings...

2014-06-27 19:06:16

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine A study published online today in Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides a different take on previous information regarding the prevalence of chronic brain damage in retired NFL players. Researchers performed in-depth neurological examinations of 45 retired NFL players, ranging in age from 30-to 60-years old. The analysis included state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI),...

2014-06-26 08:27:28

MILAN, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the World Health Organization's large-scale studies, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. If also taken together with neurological disorders, such as dementia and stroke, these "disorders of the brain" account for 13% of the global disease burden. This surpasses both cardiovascular diseases (5%) and cancer (10%). Countries with the...

2014-06-25 23:12:45

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis doesn't have to mean the end to adventure; tips from the Alzheimer's Association help caregivers create a comfortable, safe environment for someone with dementia whether traveling by car, plane or boat. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Whether taking a short trip to see friends and family or traveling a far distance for vacation, it’s important to weigh the costs and benefits of travel for a person with dementia. Sharing a trip whether close to...

2014-06-24 16:24:31

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Appropriations Committee passed language today in a bipartisan vote that would support a framework for a global Alzheimer's fund to combat the growing threat of the disease worldwide. Congressman Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member of the Committee, pushed for the language to be included in the FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. Together with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Fattah introduced related...

2014-06-24 08:20:58

Special Issue Released During Inaugural Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month CHICAGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation's soldiers and veterans represent a population at elevated risk for dementia and cognitive decline, according to findings published in a special issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Research articles in the special issue cite the circumstances of modern war, the consequences of head injury, post-traumatic stress...


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  • To talk saucily.
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