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3 hrs ago | CNN

Reduce your dementia risk now

The statistics, unfortunately, are staggering. An estimated 44 million people worldwide are living with dementia, according to a report released Tuesday by Alzheimer's Disease International.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alzheimer's, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

5 hrs ago | Northern Life

Alzheimer's Society launches Coffee Break campaign

The Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay and Districts starts its National Coffee Break fundraising campaign Thursday to support 5,000 people who live with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in Sudbury and North Bay. File photo.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Canada, Medicine, North America, World News

9 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Neuroimaging technique identifies concussion-related brain disease in living brain

An experimental positron emission tomography tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and at Molecular Neuroimaging LLC in New Haven, and published September 16 in the journal Translational Psychiatry . Specifically, the study results suggest that an experimental radiolabeled compound called [18 F]-T807, which is designed to latch onto a protein called tau that accumulates in the brain with repetitive blows to the head, can be registered on a PET scanner to effectively diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

13 hrs ago | US News & World Report

4 Ways to Age With Gusto

We're all aging. As long as we have a pulse, each day we're that much older. But we all age in different ways, don't we? That variability is due to many things, and how we view aging is a major player.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

17 hrs ago | Banbury Guardian

Sylvia helps dementia sufferers stay in touch

Carer Sylvia Evans is helping families communicate with loved ones with dementia after completing an NVQ in dementia care at the age of 61. Difficulties in communicating can be one of the most harrowing symptoms of dementia leading to frustration and anguish for those affected and their relatives. Mrs Evans is activities co-ordinator at Henry Cornish Care Centre in Chipping Norton where she is helping sufferers living reconnect with their families.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom

20 hrs ago | Go Local

Health | UMass Medical School Study Questions Alzheimer's Treatments

More than half of the people in nursing homes who are in end stages of Alzheimer's disease are prescribed medications with questionable benefits, according to a recently published UMass Medical School Study. These treatments - such as medication to treat dementia and to lower cholesterol not only drive up medical costs, but also put patients' health at risk since may have troubles swallowing pills and communicating side effects to healthcare providers.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Worcester, MA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Globe and Mail

Using big data to fight dementia and Alzheimer's

Scientists striving to cure Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders are turning to a powerful new tool they hope will light the way to effective treatments: big data. The idea is to use supercomputers to search through reams of patient data - everything from MRI scans to the results of cognitive testing to lipid levels - for patterns that might reveal the precise cause of neurodegenerative disorders, which have so far proved stubbornly difficult to predict, halt or even slow down.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alzheimer's, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Genetics

Sun Sep 14, 2014

NH Senior Briefs: Alzheimer's education seminar Sept. 20 in Rochester

The Homemakers Health Services will offer an educational seminar on Alzheimer's Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Rochester, NH, Medicine, Plymouth, NH, Sunapee, NH


Make your coffee count

Marie and Algoma District is calling on local residents to raise their coffee mugs and take part in Coffee Break on September 18. This popular do-it-yourself event is the Society's nationwide fundraiser, which each year raises critical funds to support the over 2500 local people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Anyone can host a Coffee Break - friends, families, or corporations - at home, at work or public venue, by exchanging a cup of coffee for a donation on behalf of the Society.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Canada, Medicine, North America, World News

New Scientist

Brains can power up to get around Alzheimer's plaques

It's one of the biggest mysteries of Alzheimer's. The disease is associated with the formation of protein plaques in the brain, but why is it that some people with plaques seem not to have the disease? Research suggests that some people's brains are able to reorganise during the early stages of Alzheimer's, delaying the appearance of initial symptoms.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Herald Gazette

SAVVY Caregiver Training at UMA This Fall A unique approach to family caregiver education

Spectrum Generations will present a Savvy Caregiver workshop at the University of Maine, Augusta campus from10:15am to 12:15pm on Mondays beginning September 15th and ending on October 27th. This training is for family and friends caring for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's living in the community.


Related Topix: University of Maine at Augusta, Medicine, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Study: Dementia patients continue to get medications with little to no benefit

More than half of nursing home patients who suffer severe dementia and are likely to die within a year or two are administered medications that offer little to no benefit and may cause pointless discomfort, a new study finds. The latest research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, demonstrates that physicians and families often continue the flow of medications well beyond the point at which they might prolong or enhance a patient's life.


Related Topix: Health, Alzheimer's, Aricept, Donepezil (generic)

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Memory care center to open in 2015

The Cape will get another memory care community next year when EPOCH Senior Living opens a new facility designed to provide a comfortable, homey setting to those suffering from dementia.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Mashpee, MA, Harwich, MA, Brewster, MA, Alzheimer's, Centerville, MA


a All we really are is our thoughtsa

His expression is placid, his mouth slightly upturned. Memories, like glints of light, dance inside his mind - a kind of neural film strip.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine

Canada NewsWire

Canada and France build momentum in fight against dementia

The international event brought together 200 experts from the research and industry sectors, health charities, patients, and caregivers, as well as government leaders including the Honourable Rona Ambrose, As noted by Minister Wong, the social and economic impacts of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are profound. However, the longstanding partnership between .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alzheimer's

Canada NewsWire

Addressing dementia research and care: Can big data help?

Dementia has a large and growing impact on health status and enormous socio-economic consequences. On current estimates, dementia affects more than 35 million people worldwide and the annual costs of dementia, estimated at Leading authorities suggest that a better understanding of prevention, treatment, and care of dementia will require linking data on environmental factors, genetics, brain imaging and other types of information that come from laboratory and clinical research.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Health Care Policy, Genetics, Alzheimer's

Thu Sep 11, 2014

CBC News

Dementia treatment research needs to be sped up, Ottawa summit hears

Health Minister Rona Ambrose and British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt attend the G8 Dementia Summit in London in 2013. This week, the second of four events stemming from the summit aims to accelerate the transformation of dementia research into real life products and services to prevent or delay its onset.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, North America, Canada, World News, Science / Technology

Russia Taday

a Alzheimer's now costs the Uk a 26bn every year - charity

Dementia sufferers and their families are being forced to pay as much as A 21,000 on average every year for adequate care, despite the state paying for other long-term conditions, a health charity has said. The families of people living with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being left to pay the lion's share of care bills because the state won't support them.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alzheimer's


Fattah Expands International Neuroscience Agenda in Meeting with Head of World Dementia Council

Congressman Chaka Fattah met today on Capitol Hill with Dr. Dennis Gillings, head of the World Dementia Council, to advance their joint mission to find cures, treatments, and new drugs that will help the millions across the world that suffer from dementia. Fattah and Dr. Gillings, who was appointed as the World Dementia Envoy by the UK Prime Minister earlier this year, discussed their commitment to bringing world leaders together to fight the disease and set out a series of three priorities where they can take immediate action.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Medicine, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Chaka Fattah, Health, Alzheimer's

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Shields Gazette

Loved ones forced to pay for dementia treatment

ONE IN 80 people in South Tyneside are suffering from dementia, claims a leading charity seeking an end to a health and social care divide. The Alzheimer's Society says the condition is forcing sufferers and their loved ones to "break the bank" for treatment.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom, Alzheimer's,