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2009-07-14 11:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim Inc. announced today that the Dakim(R) BrainFitness(TM) System has now been adopted by 286 senior living communities in 34 states to help residents build their defenses against dementia and memory loss. Dakim has added 136 new sites in the last year, further solidifying its status as the #1 brain training system provider in the senior care market. The rapid gains reflect growing recognition of the importance of brain fitness as part of...

2009-07-07 14:44:00

MADISON, Wis., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of generally gloomy worldwide economic news and rising global tensions, an American neuroscience researcher has a message of hope: The answer for Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases of the brain that cause memory loss may be much closer than we realize. Mark Underwood, president of the Madison, Wisconsin-based biotech company, Quincy Bioscience (www.quincybioscience.com), says several recent studies have confirmed a...

2009-07-06 15:26:36

 Combining antidepressant drugs with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) does a better job of reducing symptoms of severe depression and causes less memory loss than using ECT alone, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.This finding could alleviate one of the primary concerns about ECT "“ that it causes memory loss, said W. Vaughn McCall, M.D., M.S, professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral...

2009-06-23 23:09:17

Brushing teeth and flossing may not only reduce gum disease and stroke but memory loss, U.S. researchers suggest. In an ongoing study, researchers at West Virginia University in Morgantown gave oral exams, memory tests and, if subjects agreed, a blood test to 270 people age 70 or older in more than a dozen West Virginia counties. The researchers found about 23 percent of the group suffers from mild to moderate memory loss. We're looking for markers in the blood that show inflammation to see...

2009-06-19 12:45:00

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keeping your teeth brushed and flossed can cut down on gum disease, drastically reducing risk of heart attack and stroke, dentists have warned for years. Now researchers at West Virginia University have found a clean mouth may also help preserve memory. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $1.3 million grant over four years to further build on studies linking gum disease and mild to moderate memory loss. "Older people...

2009-05-12 08:02:00

- Nationwide locations open doors to professionals and families caring for seniors to screen ground-breaking documentary series - MCLEAN, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE: SRZ) communities will host special screenings and discussions of HBO's The Alzheimer's Project to encourage greater awareness about the disease as well as highlight the numerous issues surrounding it. Locate a local Sunrise community by going to www.sunriseseniorliving.com and call or...

2009-02-24 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindset BioPharmaceuticals (USA) Inc ("MINDSET") a company privately held by MPM Capital and other shareholders announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance in Europe related to patent applications describing the use of insulin sensitizer drugs for the prevention and treatment of memory loss. Drugs of this type include Rosiglitazone and Pioglitazone which have been approved for the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus. Glucose is used by...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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