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2009-02-20 12:37:43

Want to ward off memory loss? Pick up a magazine!A new study found that simple mental activities like reading books or magazines, playing games or doing craft activities like pottery or quilting in middle age or later in life can actually delay or even prevent memory loss.Nearly 200 people between the ages of 70 and 89 with diagnosed memory loss and more than 1,100 people in the same age group with no memory loss answered questions about their daily activities within the past year and in...

2009-02-20 09:40:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Participating in certain mental activities, like reading magazines or crafting in middle age or later in life, may delay or prevent memory loss, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 25 to May 2, 2009. The study involved 197 people between the ages of 70 and 89 with mild cognitive impairment, or diagnosed memory loss, and 1,124 people that age with no...

2009-02-18 18:12:04

Reading, playing games, using a computer or working on crafts in middle age or later reduce the risk of memory loss, U.S. researchers recommend. The study involved 197 people between the ages of 70-89 with mild cognitive impairment, or diagnosed memory loss, and 1,124 people that age with no memory problems. Both groups answered questions about their daily activities within the past year and in middle age, when they were between ages 50 and 65. The study found people who participated in...

2009-02-04 07:55:14

People with more education do tend to have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other memory-related problems as they get older, but once those problem start, education does little to hold them at bay. In a new study out of Chicago, researchers found memory declined at about the same rate, regardless of how much or how little education people had. The research involved about 6,500 people who were, on average, 72 years old. Participants ran the gamut from those who had 8 years of...

2009-01-21 08:20:00

#1 Program for Helping Seniors Fight Dementia & Memory Loss DETROIT, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Evangelical Homes of Michigan announced today that it is the first senior living provider in the state of Michigan to adopt the Dakim BrainFitness System as part of its wellness programming for residents. The fully automated system supplies a constantly changing menu of challenging activities that are scientifically designed to maintain brain health as well as combat the onset and effects...

2009-01-05 18:26:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of Americans, will visit Institute on Aging's Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center on JANUARY 13, 2009 to celebrate the stories of the center's participants as part of its Memory Loss Initiative. StoryCorps is a national independent nonprofit project in partnership with NPR and the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps was...

2008-12-11 09:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim Inc. has launched a new website enabling visitors to interactively play sample brain games from its Dakim(R) BrainFitness(TM) System, the leading brain training platform to help seniors combat dementia and memory loss. Dakim's system -- developed with prominent experts on brain health and aging -- is the first to present brain exercises in a lively game show-like format designed to encourage the sustained use considered to be a key...

2008-11-06 09:00:44

Lesley Stein, CPT fitness expert, is going the extra mile to help baby boomers reduce their risk of memory loss through an educational seminar that links nutritional health and fitness to brain activity. On November 1st, 2008 Lesley Stein partnered with one of London's leading neurosurgeons in an effort to combat memory loss, especially for those born between 1946 and 1964. Together, they have created and implemented the SML Plus Health Program. The SML (Stop Memory Loss) Plus...

2008-08-19 09:01:13

Dakim Inc. announced today that its (m)Power(R) Cognitive Fitness System has now been adopted by more than 150 senior living communities to help residents protect themselves against dementia. More senior living providers use (m)Power than any other brain fitness program because it is the only solution built for the long-term use found to be critical in combating memory loss, typically requires no caregiver assistance, and is highly cost-effective because of the self-service nature of the...

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2008-07-28 09:05:00

Use it or lose it. That slogan has people's knees knocking when they face the spectre of growing old and losing their memory to Alzheimer's disease. That fate potentially awaits 10 million American baby boomers, according to the Alzheimer's Association's 2008 Facts and Figures. John Ashby, a medical technology researcher from the Alzheimer's Innovation Institute in Calgary has a discovery targeted at turning those figures into myth. Ashby unveils an innovative brain exercise discovery at...