Do I have Dementia or am I just getting old?
All the media attention that Alzheimer's has received over the past few years has been a boon for research.
Our View: Silver mind
Higher standards of living give opportunities for leisure and variety in diet, but what people do with those opportunities have a significant effect on our physical and mental health.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The benefits of music on our hearing
There is plenty written about the detriment of loud music because it can damage or even destroy our hearing.
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.
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
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.
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.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
"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."
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.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
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.
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.
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 .