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4 hrs ago | Torontoist

Newsstand: August 19, 2014

Happy birthday, John Stamos. In the news: the centre-loading Eglinton Crosstown LRT platforms will be dangerous to the vision-impaired, Union Station's Bay concourse will not be ready for the Pan Am Games, plans move forward to shorten election lawn sign campaigns, and a new study looks at the use of anti-psychotic drugs on dementia patients.

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How to do Hyperlapse Photography

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

8 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine

12 hrs ago | HON

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Health, Seroquel, Quetiapine (generic), Risperdal, Risperidone (generic), Zyprexa, Zydis, Olanzapine (generic), Food and Drug Administration

16 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Quality of life and Alzheimer's assessed

Dr Bosboom says that as the disease progresses the increasing severity of cognitive deficits is offset by decreasing awareness of impairment.

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20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Atypical antipsychotic drug use increases risk for acute kidney injury

Atypical antipsychotic drug use is associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury and other adverse outcomes, according to a study being published in Annals of Internal Medicine .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Risperdal, Risperidone (generic), Health

23 hrs ago | Business Wire

GE Healthcare: New Dementia Research Reveals Overwhelming Demand for a oeThe Value of Knowinga

An even higher percentage of respondents, 81%, would want to identify an incurable neurological disorder if it affected somebody close to them, with more women wanting to know than men .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health Insurance, Alzheimer's

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Journal Watch

Atypical Antipsychotics Linked to Acute Kidney Injury in Elders

Older adults who begin taking atypical antipsychotics face increased risk for acute kidney injury in the first few months of use, according to a retrospective study in the Annals of Internal Medicine .

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SooToday

Drug used in dementia carries kidney risk

A new study says that a class of drugs sometimes used to control symptoms of dementia appears to increase the risk of acute kidney injury in people who take it.

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CFRA

Drug used to control dementia symptoms carries risk of kidney injury: Study

A new study says that a class of drugs sometimes used to control symptoms of dementia appears to increase the risk of acute kidney injury in people who take it.

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Huntington News

Alzheimer's Association to Host Professional Training

The Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter will present a professional training, Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics of Best Care on August 25 at the Alzheimer's Association's Charleston office, located at 1601 2nd Ave. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and workshop begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. West Virginia nursing and social work CEU's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Charleston, WV, Long Term Care, Medicine

Deseret News

Music project strikes a chord with Alzheimer's patients

Irene Wade doesn't always remember her name, or her birthday, or her children's faces.

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Related Topix: Cedarburg, WI, Frank Sinatra, Jazz, Celebrities, iPod, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Health

Sun Aug 17, 2014

CiteULike

Use of cognitive enhancers for mild cognitive impairment: protocol...

Elderly individuals who have memory problems without significant limitations in activities of daily living are often diagnosed as having mild cognitive impairment .

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Health, Aricept, Donepezil (generic)

Hernando Today

LeBlanc: The denial of dementia

In my experience I have come across only one symptom of dementia that appears to be contagious, and that is mindset of “denial.” It is quite common to find denial running rampant among the family members of people diagnosed with dementia, but even more often it is discovered coming right from the psychologically imbalanced themselves! ... (more)

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Phoenix New Times

Alive Inside Is an Engaging, Vaguely Uplifting Look at Music Therapy

If there's a problem with Michael Rossato-Bennett's Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory , an engaging, vaguely uplifting documentary about how personalized music therapy can help dementia patients, it's that it ignores the very tune it's playing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Headphones

24dash

Yorkshire Housing pledges support to make York dementia friendly

Yorkshire Housing's York Independent Living Service has signed up to help the city become a Dementia Friendly Community.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Brain.oxfordjournals.org

Cognitive functioning in relation to brain amyloid-{beta} in healthy adults with Down syndrome

Nearly all adults with Down syndrome show neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease, including amyloid-I2 deposition, by their fifth decade of life.

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Hospital impact

Hospitals must address underlying societal issues

Earlier this year I attended a World Health Care Congress session on employee health.

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Guide To Retirement LIving

Best Design Practices for Dementia Care Facilities

Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America recently published a white paper, "Excellence in Design: Optimal Living Space for People With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alzheimer's, Arts, Interior Design

The Wellington Advertiser

Soothing agitation gives hope to Alzheimer patients

While extreme restlessness is hard for anyone to bear, in those with dementia it may also speed the progression of the disease.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Drugs

Exmouth Journal

Good news for Memory Matters group

Seaward House held a free open day for its Memory Matters activity group. Picture by Alex Walton.

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