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2009-07-17 08:13:05

Though discoveries about Alzheimer's disease are often in the news, a new study reveals that American adults are unaware of the relationship between Alzheimer's disease risk and heart health, and that physical activity can protect against dementia. "There's a strong and credible association between heart health and brain health. If people learn about and do some simple lifestyle modifications, such as being more physically active and eating a brain healthy diet," Maria Carrillo, PhD, Director...

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...

2009-07-14 08:45:00

VIENNA, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/ICADLOGO ) "We can't do anything about aging or family history, but research...

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2009-07-13 12:45:00

UCLA scientists have discovered a way to measure the amount of amyloid beta that is being absorbed by immune cells in the blood. Amyloid beta forms the plaques considered the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and if the immune system isn't adequately clearing amyloid beta, it may indicate Alzheimer's risk, according to the researchers.MP Biomedicals LLC, a global life sciences and diagnostics company dedicated to Alzheimer's disease research, has received an exclusive, worldwide license to...

2009-07-13 07:22:41

 Though discoveries about Alzheimer's disease risk factors are often in the news, adults do not know about the relationship between Alzheimer's disease risk and heart health, nor that physical activity can be protective against dementia, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna.Two additional studies reported at ICAD 2009 show higher Alzheimer's risk in veterans with post-traumatic...

2009-07-13 01:30:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though discoveries about Alzheimer's disease risk factors are often in the news, adults do not know about the relationship between Alzheimer's disease risk and heart health, nor that physical activity can be protective against dementia, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. (Logo:...

2009-07-09 22:28:53

Alzheimer's disease and dementia affect memory and behavior but have different causes and require different treatment, Australian researchers say. Jane Mathias and Jennifer Burke, both from the University of Adelaide, analyzed 81 previously published studies that compared the cognitive testing of people diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer's and vascular type. The average age across participants was 75. Of the 118 different tests that were used in more than one study, Mathias and Burke...

2009-07-08 14:00:00

Only 2 out of 118 tests found to adequately predict which disease a person had; researchers urge comprehensive approach to diagnosis Most of the cognitive tests that have been used to decide whether someone has Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia have not been very helpful when used alone. A new report published by the American Psychological Association concluded that when older people are confused and forgetful, doctors should base their diagnoses on many different types of...

2009-05-19 07:07:45

Most of us are happy to drop a few extra pounds, but research suggests losing weight in old age may mean more than just looser fitting clothes. In a study involving 1,836 Japanese Americans with an average age of 72, investigators found those who weighed less at the beginning of the 8-year study and lost weight faster were more likely to develop dementia. People with lower body mass index scores at the beginning of the study were 79 percent more likely to show signs of the memory-robbing...

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2009-05-14 11:10:00

Scientists have developed a new risk index that will increase their ability to predict the likelihood of dementia in patients over the age of 65.Reporting in the journal Neurology, researchers describe the 15-point checklist as a series of tests based on different characteristics that can predict a patient's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The checklist successfully predicted about half of the cases of dementia in a group of elderly people over a six-year period, scientists said."This...


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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