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A Happy State of Mind
The Jewish festival of Purim begins on Sunday and is one of the happiest events in the Hebrew calendar.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Tye J. Cressman's First Book "Ten Tough...
About his background, which provided the framework for this title, Cressman says: 'I am a frequent lecturer on the subjects discussed in this book, speaking to dementia-support groups, local bar associations, and Continuing Legal Education programs.
Are Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia the Same?
Nancy Wurtzel is a public relations professional and creative writer, who recently returned to her native Minnesota after living on the West Coast for many years.
Councillor wants national dementia plan
Vernon City Councillor Catherine Lord has asked the City to support a motion aimed at getting a national dementia strategy in place.
Canadian researchers probing if blood-pressure drugs can slow effects of Alzheimer's
While most drugs developed to treat the disease have proven unsuccessful, research suggests some existing, tried-and-true medications used to treat high blood pressure may offer some protection for the brain against the ravages of dementia.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Regina Leader Post
New blood test will give three-year warning about whether healthy will develop Alzheimer's
A blood test for Alzheimer's capable of predicting whether a person will develop dementia has been developed in a breakthrough hailed by campaigners.
Grand Island Pennysaver
'Improving Communication for Caregivers of Loved Ones with...
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias gradually diminish a person's ability to communicate, which is devastating for the individual and their family.
Death From Alzheimer's Disease Under-Reported
Alzheimer's disease is often under-reported as a cause of death and may contribute to nearly as many deaths as heart disease or cancer, according to a new study published in Neurology , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Lower IQ in teen years increase risk of early-onset dementia
Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age of 60. This is shown in a recent study encompassing more than one million Swedish men.
National Health Association Helps Doctors Make Sense of "Dementia Divide"
Today, in recognition of Brain Awareness Week, from March 10 through March 16, 2014, the Lewy Body Dementia Association calls attention to critical differences in dementia-causing disorders that may have potentially life-saving implications.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Breakthrough Discoveries in Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Laurel Oaks senior community is hosting a free educational seminar entitled, "Breakthrough Discoveries in Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention."
Simple Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Dementia Risk
A blood test has been developed that can predict with 90 percent certainty whether a senior will suffer from dementia within the next few years, researchers report.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Charleston City Paper
Village Rep gives us a thrill ride to The Other Place
When we meet her, Juliana Smithton looks nothing like Don Quixote. About to address a doctor's conference at a swanky, sybaritic resort in the Virgin Islands, Juliana is a 52 year-old biophysicist turned Big Pharma pitch woman.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Inherited Alzheimer's damage greater decades before symptoms appear
The progression of Alzheimer's may slow once symptoms appear and do significant damage , according to a study investigating an inherited form of the disease.
Free workshop in Langley
A free information session helps families understand residential care for Alzheimer patients.
Early diagnoses is the key
As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough, and that means many Sunshine Coast residents living with dementia are losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
North Forty News & Fossil Creek Curre...
Elder Care Network hosting seminar on Alzheimer's treatment options
Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado is hosting an educational seminar on Alzheimer's and dementia treatments and therapies as part of its monthly free education series on Tuesday, March 18 at the Harmony Library at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins at 5 p.m. Although medications cannot cure Alzheimer's or stop it from progressing, ... (more)
Emeryville drug developer Adamas files for $69 million IPO
Brain drug developer Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc. hopes to raise $69 million as the fifth Bay Area life sciences company this year to file for an initial public offering.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Early dementia diagnosis is key to taking control
And that means many Langley residents living with dementia are losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life, says Rose Puszka, support and education co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for Langley/North Surrey.
Alzheimer's May Kill Far More Americans Than Thought
The number of lives lost to Alzheimer's disease each year may be far more than thought, and it might rival heart disease and cancer as one of the top killers of Americans, new research suggests.