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2011-03-09 12:48:53

Patients with epilepsy worry more than their physicians do about the patients' potential memory loss accompanying their seizure disorder, according to a recent study. In a survey, patients with epilepsy as a group ranked memory loss as their second-most important concern on a list of 20 potential medical or social concerns. Memory loss as a concern came in 12th in the frequency of responses among concerns recorded by physicians and nurse practitioners who completed the same survey. Patients...

2011-02-11 00:00:45

Grace Manor Memory Care configured into distinct living areas called Care Coves. This concept blended with a socialization approach, is a first for the Daytona-Port Orange area. Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011 Outer Marker Properties, LLC ("Outer Marker") announced the joint venture acquisition of a 16 unit memory care facility in Port Orange, FL. The facility is being reconstructed to include 52 private memory care suites and has been named "Grace Manor." It is scheduled to...

2011-01-06 08:12:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In just 20 minutes a day, seniors can now combat the threat of memory loss and dementia with the first clinically tested brain fitness software program specifically designed for people over 60. The new Dakim BrainFitness product - a software edition of the #1 brain training system used in senior living communities - has been shown in clinical testing by a major university to produce a significant improvement in memory. Yet its scientifically based...

2010-12-07 14:46:00

BOSTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Living Residences (SLR) announced the launch of its new assisted living based Alzheimer's care and treatment brand, "Compass Memory Support Neighborhoods"®. Undergoing internal development for the past three years, SLR worked with leading clinicians and researchers, including staff from the Boston University School of Medicine's Alzheimer's Disease Center, to create an array of cutting edge research-based programming designed to...

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2010-11-29 06:34:11

Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "We found that walking five miles per week protects the brain structure over 10 years in people with Alzheimer's and MCI, especially in areas of the brain's key memory and learning centers," said Cyrus Raji, Ph.D., from the Department of Radiology...

2010-09-21 22:06:50

Neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a new therapeutic target that can potentially lead to a new way to prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The target called neutral sphingomyelinase (N-SMase) is a protein that when activated, can cause a chain of reactions in the cell leading to neuronal death and memory loss. Results from the study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer's Association will be published in the September 22...

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2010-09-16 09:30:00

Old age and memory loss have long been anecdotally linked, but advancing in years may not actually be related to those so-called 'senior moments' that often plague the elderly, according to a new study published in the online journal Neurology on Wednesday. The study, which was completed by Rush University Medical Center neuropsychologist Robert S. Wilson, PhD, found that the same types of brain lesions that are typically associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease could also be the...

2010-08-13 16:38:01

Presentations focus on the brain and sleep The ability to remember is not just to glimpse into the past; a sharp memory can help with creativity, productivity and even the ability to imagine the future, according to several psychologists. Sleep, aging and brain chemistry research were all discussed during several presentations on memory at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. The benefits of sleep are well-documented, but researcher Sara C. Mednick, PhD, and...

2010-05-09 07:59:59

The world's scientific community may be one step closer to understanding age-related memory loss, and to developing a drug that might help boost memory. In an editorial published May 7 in Science, J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Neurobiology, says that drugs known as histone deacetylase inhibitors are showing great promise in stopping memory loss "“ and even in boosting the formation of memory in animal models. Sweatt's...

2010-03-29 15:24:03

Blocking activity of PI3 kinase signaling protein improves memory By blocking the cellular signaling activity of a protein, a team of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has prevented memory loss in fruit flies caused by brain plaques similar to those thought to cause Alzheimer's disease in humans. The study also resolves a long-standing controversy about the role of this protein, PI3 kinase, which was previously thought to have a protective function against the disease....


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