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Art Preserves Skills Despite Onset Of Vascular Dementia In 'Remarkable' Case Of The Late Mary Hecht
2013-08-23 06:50:19

St. Michael's Hospital The ability to draw spontaneously as well as from memory may be preserved in the brains of artists long after the deleterious effects of vascular dementia have diminished their capacity to complete simple, everyday tasks, according to a new study by physicians at St. Michael's Hospital. The finding, scheduled to be released today in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, looked at the last few years of the late Mary Hecht, an internationally renowned...

2013-07-23 12:29:37

Neural stem cells proliferate in the subventricular zone and hippocampal dentate gyrus of adult mammals. However, the number of endogenous neural stem cells is insufficient to prevent cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injuries such as vascular dementia, so it is important to stimulate endogenous neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation. The ginkgo biloba extract EGb761 effectively and safely treats memory loss and cognitive impairments in patients with senile dementia. Prof. Yuliang...

2013-07-22 13:06:10

Chinese herbal medicine, which has been used for thousands of years in China, has long been considered an effective treatment for vascular dementia. There are already meta-analyses of the effects of herbal extracts (ginkgo biloba and huperzine A) on vascular dementia. However, there has been no systematic review of the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicines for vascular dementia, despite its wide use in clinical practice. A recent study published in the Neural Regeneration Research...

2013-06-04 23:25:56

Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich on the Latest Findings and Implications for the Elderly. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 June, 2013 — Dementia is not a disease. It is a set of symptoms that might include varying degrees of memory loss, language difficulty, poor judgment, inability to concentrate, and impaired visual perception. Generally dementia is said to be present if two or more of these symptoms are present and severe enough to impair performance of...

2013-01-31 14:49:21

Dementia patients may benefit from a promising new treatment called Cerebrolysin, according to the results of a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors brought together the most up-to-date evidence on Cerebrolysin as a treatment for vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is a common form of dementia caused by damage to the network of blood vessels supplying the brain. Some of the symptoms are similar to those associated with Alzheimer's disease and stroke but in...

2012-05-08 09:22:33

Study also finds late-life depression may signal Alzheimer's disease Depressive symptoms that occur in both midlife and late life are associated with an increased risk of developing vascular dementia, while symptoms that occur in late life only are more likely to be early signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to University of California at San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente researchers. The study, which appears in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, is the first...

2012-05-01 23:00:59

According to QuickMedical, this new study should encourage more people to monitor their heart and brain health via cholesterol screening. Issaquah, Wa (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 QuickMedical, a leading distributor of the CardioChek® cholesterol testing instrument for healthcare professionals, and the CardioChek® home cholesterol analyzer released a statement today hailing a new study by Kaiser Permanente. The study suggests that high cholesterol levels are a significant risk factor for...

2010-11-09 14:09:52

The preservation of a protein found in particular synapses in the brain plays a key role in protecting against vascular dementia after a stroke, say researchers at King's College London. The study, funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust, is published today in the 9 November issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers say the study findings increase understanding of vascular dementia, and highlight a possible target for future diagnoses and treatment...

2010-10-26 11:11:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ It wasn't until January 11, 1964 that the Surgeon General approached the podium and issued a warning cautioning the population of the 4,000 detrimental chemicals in tobacco smoke.  With countless evidence of heart disease, cancer and emphysema caused by smoking surfacing throughout the next 50 years, it seems the Surgeon General hasn't been able to step down from the stage since.  And with a recent study showing that there is a 157 percent increased risk...


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