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2011-03-09 13:47:01

A devastating vascular disorder of the brain called CADASIL, which strikes young adults and leads to early dementia, often is misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, Loyola University Health System researchers report. CADASIL occurs when a thickening of blood vessel walls blocks blood flow in the brain. Migraine headaches are an early symptom of this condition, which progresses to strokes and mini-strokes, depression, apathy, motor disability and executive dysfunction (an inability to plan and...

2011-03-07 00:00:27

Home Instead Senior Care in Boise has expanded their Alzheimer's and dementia care program to meet the increasing demand for seniors facing these diseases. Meridian, ID (PRWEB) March 6, 2011 Every 70 seconds, someone will develop Alzheimer's disease. This year about 26,000 Idaho friends and neighbors will be living with the disease. Alzheimer's is a disease that impacts the brain. It affects memory, thinking and behavior. The onset is slow, but as time goes on, the disease interferes with...

2011-03-04 14:13:00

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- How can caregivers recognize the difference between normal age-related memory lapses and memory loss related to dementia? Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista will host an educational speaker series that offers insight into memory care issues, beginning in March. The series will continue on Tuesday, March 22, with David Troxel who will share the latest information on how people living with dementia can continue to live meaningful...

2011-03-01 14:25:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) offers numerous programs and services to the MS community. These services provide the MS community the help needed today to manage their MS. Now more than ever MSAA needs your help to continue to fulfill its mission to the MS community and raise awareness of MS: Register for MSAA's signature...

2011-03-01 14:12:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During MS Awareness Month, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) invites the MS community to participate in a wide array of activities and events to help manage their MS: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040730/NYF027LOGO ) Register for MSAA's webinar "MS on the Fast Track: The 411" and have your questions about MS answered, by Mark Tullman, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Columbia...

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2011-02-26 08:02:38

Creative intervention bolsters well-being, MU researchers find Nearly 16 million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Symptoms include mood and behavior changes, disorientation, memory loss and difficulty walking and speaking. The effects of anti-dementia drugs on patients' emotions and behaviors are inconsistent. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that participation in TimeSlips, a...

2011-02-25 15:18:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Representative Gabrielle Giffords' medical rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has shed light on the medical expertise of rehabilitation physicians. Rehabilitation physicians are nerve, muscle, brain and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move and function in everyday life. They are also known as physiatrists, one of 24 American Board of Medical Specialties-certified specialties. Once the emergency and...

2011-02-24 10:52:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. today announced that Peter JD Andrews M.D., MB.Ch.B., FRCA has joined its Medical Advisory Board. He holds the distinguished title of Professor of Anaesthetics & Critical Care at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This appointment coincides with BrainScope's recent announcement that it is entering the U.K. market with its "B-Ahead U.K. Trial", a multi-center, observational clinical study...

2011-02-23 22:22:26

Findings support therapeutic approach for common form of MS In an effort to develop therapeutic remedies for multiple sclerosis, scientists debate two possible interventional approaches - but they're on opposite sides of the spectrum. Researchers at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, however, have reached a definitive conclusion as to which approach is correct, putting an end to a long-disputed issue. Harley Tse, Ph.D., associate professor of immunology and microbiology at WSU's...

2011-02-22 07:59:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists say that multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to flare up during warmer weather.  Brain scans of patients compared with weather patterns at the time showed higher levels of disease activity in the spring and summer. "Studies have linked warmer weather to increased disease activity and lesions in people with MS, but this is the first research to show a possible link between warm weather and cognition, or thinking skills, in people with the disease," which study...


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