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2014-08-05 08:42:23

Free Assessment will help adults, aged 50 to 79, in early detection of serious memory issues TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you over 50 and worried about memory changes? If so, you're not alone. A recent Brain Health Study showed that 70 percent of Americans aged 45-79 describe their memory as much worse or somewhat worse versus five years ago. 91 percent of that group believe middle-aged and older adults should have their brain health checked regularly. So how do you...

2014-07-31 23:02:34

An expert on the memory processes underlying reading comprehension, University of New England Assistant Professor of Psychology Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, Ph.D., is working with a team of students to determine the factors that contribute to a decline in reading comprehension in people with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Ultimately, Stiegler-Balfour believes the knowledge gleaned from the study may lead to the development of new approaches that allow countless older people...

2014-07-31 11:16:49

American Academy of Neurology A new study gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia. The study is published in the July 30, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, but we haven't known how the relationship works," said study author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. "Is the...

2014-05-26 20:21:11

Free test aims to reassure the worried well and nudge thosewith serious memory issues to seek help TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - If you are in the 50 to 79 age bracket, worried about your memory changes and whether you need to see a doctor, there is a free online brain health test developed by the memory experts at Baycrest Health Sciences that will help you with that decision. The test - co-developed by the brain health solutions company Cogniciti Inc. (owned by Baycrest and...

2014-04-24 12:21:07

One of the first studies to look at a relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or problems with memory and thinking abilities, suggests that people who have thinking problems but their memory is still intact might have a higher death rate in a period of six years compared to those who have no thinking or memory problems. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia,...

2014-04-24 12:19:38

Mayo Clinic research studying the relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suggests that people who have these conditions die at a higher rate than people without MCI. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. For the study, 862 people with thinking problems and 1,292 with no thinking problems between the ages of 70 and 89 were followed for...

2014-03-27 23:01:42

Experts to address a variety of topical subjects, including the connection between Diabetes and dementia; and the growing effect of Alzheimer’s disease on women. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Mind Heart Soul Ministry and Lakewood Church invite the community to attend open-to-the-public workshops on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m., designed to help families affected by dementia. The no-cost event will address topics many in America are facing: caregiving, dementia and Alzheimer’s,...

2013-10-08 23:31:08

Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich with Morris Psychological Group Provides Tips on Differentiating the Memory Lapses of Normal Aging from Symptoms of Dementia Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 There are currently more than 5 million people in the United States suffering from Alzheimer's disease. As the population aged 65 and older continues to increase, the number of people with Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, can be expected to increase as well. But...

Subjective Cognitive Decline Early Alzheimers Sign
2013-07-18 15:33:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many dismiss forgetfulness among people of a certain age, or "senior moments," as a simple, inescapable part of getting older. However, five new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association meeting in Boston this week suggest that 'subjective cognitive decline' could be a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. One study said that self-reported cognitive alterations paved the way to greater mental decline around six years later. Another...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.