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2014-05-12 04:50:31

[ Watch the Video: Longevity Gene May Boost Brain Power ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People possessing a variant of the longevity gene KLOTHO have demonstrated enhanced brain skills, regardless of factors such as age, sex or risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research published in the journal Cell Reports. The National Institutes of Health-funded study found that people with the variant had improved thinking, learning and memory. It also...

2014-05-07 23:02:59

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Cognitive Assessment And Training Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse Full Report:- http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cognitive-assessment-training.html Albany, New York USA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Cognitive assessment and training is a formal assessment of one’s psychological functions and speed of information processing. This method of assessment...

2014-05-02 12:27:14

Drug Could Be the First to Slow the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease NEW YORK, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today that it raised more than $1.1 million in support of a clinical trial to test an existing drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The $1.1 million was generated during the "Fund a Scientist" auction at its Eighth Annual Connoisseur's Dinner on May 1, 2014, and awarded to Jeffrey Cummings, MD,...

2014-05-01 23:02:26

Presentation to Highlight How Dementia Impacts Families, Types of Care Available and Costs Associated with Each Irvine, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Mind Heart Soul Ministry and Saddleback Church Laguna Woods invite the community to attend a special open-to-the-public presentation on Saturday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m. The no-cost seminar will address two topics many are facing as America’s population ages: Caregiving and Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects more than five million people across...

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...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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