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2 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Targeting the brain to treat obesity

Unlocking the secrets to better treating the pernicious disorders of obesity and dementia reside in the brain, according to a paper from American University's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.

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6 hrs ago | Business of Life

Health Roundup: Drugs repurposed, dogs, discoveries and warnings

A type of medication that is normally used by asthma sufferers has been proving stunningly effective in treating a form or paralysis - and has even allowed a wheelchair-bound teenager to walk unaided for the first time in seven years.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Asthma, Albuterol (generic), Ventolin, Proventil, Genetics, Alzheimer's

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Psychology Today

Can Seeing a Doctor Give You Symptoms of Dementia?

Taking a test, or being asked a question when on the spot, can make people anxious.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Could Down Syndrome Be The Key To Alzheimer's?

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. More than 400,000 of them also have Down syndrome.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), UC San Diego, Medicine, Neurology, Genetics

Newswise

Caregivers May Face Roller Coaster Effect with Lewy Body Dementia Symptoms

"I watched my husband experience a decline in cognition followed by a period of what seemed like improved function only to plunge again into confusion with more frequent hallucinations," says one caregiver newly acquainted with Lewy body dementia .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Parkinson's Disease, University of Pennsylvania, Alzheimer's

Athens Banner-Herald

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

S cientists 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

OUPblog

When simple is no longer simple

Cognitive impairment is a common problem in older adults, and one which increases in prevalence with age with or without the presence of pathology.

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Related Topix: Health

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Psychology Today

Internet Addiction--Sign of a Medical Problem?

If preoccupation with the Internet is a new behavior, consider the possibility that there might be an underlying medical cause.

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Related Topix: Addiction, Health, Parkinson's Disease

Scoop

First dementia research clinic for New Zealand

Treatment options to help slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will be trialled at New Zealand's first Dementia Research Clinic, in Auckland later this year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alzheimer's, Oceania, New Zealand, World News,

Central Western Daily

Our Say: Finding better ways to treat dementia

ANY new initiative that helps families navigate the stressful and sad task of caring for someone with dementia must be applauded.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Globe

Summit to focus on 'aging friendly' communities

Iron County will host a second annual Iron County Aging-Friendly Communities Summit Friday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Iron County Memorial Building.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Health, Sheboygan County, WI, Madison, WI

CiteULike

Under reporting of dementia deaths on death certificates: a...

The purpose of this review is to assess the extent to which dementia is omitted as a cause of death from the death certificates of patients with dementia.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Scientific American

"Alive Inside" Shows How Music Can Break Through the Fog of Dementia

When asked about her childhood in the film Alive Inside , a 90-year-old woman with dementia replies, "I've forgotten so much, I'm very sorry."

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

BioSpace

BioTie Therapies Corp. Selects Bracket's CDR System??? For Phase 2...

SYN120 is in development for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other cognitive disorders.

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Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health, Medicine

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Sandusky Register

Conference to help those with memory loss

One of the greatest fears about growing older is losing the ability to interact socially and function independently due to memory loss.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Erie County, OH, Medicine, Sandusky, OH

PhysOrg Weblog

Arthritis drug shown to slow Alzheimer's down

A small randomised control study at the University of Southampton tested the drug Etanercept on patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Enbrel, Etanercept (generic), Arthritis

Medical News Today

Gardens could benefit dementia patients and their carers

A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia .

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

NorthJersey.com

The Record: Battling Alzheimer's

THE FRIGHTENING prospect that is Alzheimer's disease and the onset of other dementias is one that continues, for the most part, to baffle even the best of our medical researchers.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Opinion

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Business Wire

Anthem Memory Care Will Expand to Chicago

Anthem will begin construction on the estimated $12M development in September. Upon completion, the community will employ approximately 50 full-time equivalent employees.

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Related Topix: Burr Ridge, IL, Medicine, Health

Applied Clinical Trials

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentation of Positive Early Results from Prism II Study

Interim Results Show NUEDEXTA Provides Meaningful Reduction of PBA Episodes and is Generally Well Tolerated in Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Population-- --Interim Results Show NUEDEXTA Provides Meaningful Reduction of PBA Episodes and is Generally Well Tolerated in Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Population-- /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Alzheimer's, Health

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