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2012-02-16 14:16:10

Simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength may help doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke. That's according to new research that was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. "These are basic office tests which can provide insight into risk of dementia and stroke and can be easily performed by a neurologist or general...

2012-02-16 06:51:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Dementia and stroke affect thousands of Americans each year, with stroke being the third leading cause of death. However, simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength are helping doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop these debilitating, often fatal, diseases. Erica C. Camargo, MD, MSc, PhD, with the Boston Medical Center and her colleagues performed basic office tests to gain insight into the risk of dementia and...

2012-02-08 10:16:53

In low- and middle-income countries, mild cognitive impairment–an intermediate state between normal signs of cognitive aging, such as becoming increasingly forgetful, and dementia, which may or may not progress–is consistently associated with higher disability and with neuropsychiatric symptoms but not with most socio-demographic factors, according to a large study published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The established 10/66 Dementia Research Group interviewed approximately 15...

2012-02-06 08:00:00

North Carolina injury lawyer continues to advocate for victims of traumatic brain injuries RALEIGH, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Attorney Thomas Henson Jr., has been invited to join the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina´s (BIANC) board of directors. Henson, who focuses on traumatic brain injury litigation at local law firm HensonFuerst, will work with other BIANC board members to raise funds and give attention to the life-changing impacts of brain injuries....

2012-02-03 21:00:00

Protica has announced that their product, Profect® can benefit some patients suffering from dementia. Whitehall, PA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Protica has announced that their product, Profect® can benefit some patients suffering from dementia. According to the Mt. Sinai Journal of Medicine, dementia is a general loss of cognitive abilities, including impairment of memory as well as disturbed planning, organizing and abstract thinking abilities. There are many causes of dementia. For...

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2012-01-26 13:34:17

According to a recent study, men appear to be more likely to develop symptoms of mild dementia than women, while women remain at a higher risk for more severe forms of degenerative memory loss. Experts say that the more moderate form of memory loss known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) lies somewhere in the spectrum between normal brain aging and full-fledged dementia. And given that numerous previous studies have consistently found aging women to be at a higher risk of developing...

2012-01-11 10:01:42

Compared to individuals without dementia, persons who developed dementia subsequently had a significantly higher rate of hospital admissions for all causes and admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions for which proactive care may have prevented hospitalizations, according to a study in the January 11 issue of JAMA. "Nonelective hospitalization of older people, particularly those with dementia, is not a trivial event. Among older persons without dementia, hospitalization for...

Brain Decline Can Start At An Earlier Age
2012-01-06 09:20:22

The brain´s capacity for memory, reasoning and cognitive function can start deteriorating as early as age 45, instead of age 60, as experts had previously thought, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers, led by Archana Singh-Manoux from the Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France and University College London in the UK, argue that it is important to investigate the age at which cognitive decline begins because...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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