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3 hrs ago | CNN
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.
5 hrs ago | Northern Life
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.
9 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog
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 .
13 hrs ago | US News & World Report
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.
17 hrs ago | Banbury Guardian
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.
The Homemakers Health Services will offer an educational seminar on Alzheimer's Saturday, Sept.
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.
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.
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.
His expression is placid, his mouth slightly upturned. Memories, like glints of light, dance inside his mind - a kind of neural film strip.
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 .
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:18 pm
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