Less Active Dementia Patients Face Lower Quality of Life

Dementia patients living in long-term care often have very low levels of activity, and this strongly contributes to a low quality of life, according to a new large-scale national study by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre and Griffith ...

Dec 5

Categories: Dementia

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Anxiety raises risk of dementia

People who experienced high anxiety any time in their lives had a 48%t higher risk of developing dementia compared to those who had not, according to a new study led by USC researchers. The study sample involved data collected over 28 years from ...

Nov 24

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia

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Can This Brain Exercise Put Off Dementia?

One particular type of mental exercise may succeed at doing what nothing else has before: putting off dementia. A new, 10-year study showed that speed training - computer exercises that get users to visually process information more quickly - beat ...

Oct 15

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia

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Researchers identify method of creating long-lasting memories

Attention-grabbing experiences trigger the release of memory-enhancing chemicals. Those chemicals can etch memories into the brain that occur just before or soon after the experience, regardless of whether they were related to the event, according ...

Sep 9

Categories: Dementia

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How sleep deprivation harms memory

For the first time, a study in mice, to be published in the journal eLife, shows that five hours of sleep deprivation leads to a loss of connectivity between neurons in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with learning and memory.

Aug 24

Categories: Dementia, Sleep Disorders

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Dementia: 9 Warning Signs Everyone Should Know

…and the type of memory problems that are nothing to worry about.

Aug 5

Categories: Dementia

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Exercise results in larger brain size and lowered dementia risk

Using the landmark Framingham Heart Study to assess how physical activity affects the size of the brain and one's risk for developing dementia, UCLA researchers found an association between low physical activity and a higher risk for dementia in ...

Aug 3

Categories: Dementia

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Brain Training Cuts Dementia Risk a Decade Later

How a brief intervention could have such long-lasting results remains unclear

Jul 26

Categories: Dementia

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Mental, Physical Exercises Produce Distinct Brain Benefits

Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Jul 19

Categories: Dementia

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Promising new methods for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. These findings may have important implications for early detection of the disease, the choice of drug treatment and the inclusion of ...

Jul 11

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Dementia

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Cerebrovascular disease linked to Alzheimer's

While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased blood vessels in the brain itself, which commonly ...

Jul 4

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Dementia

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Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes: Is There a Link?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests.

Apr 11

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia, Health / Illness / ...

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Memories lost to Alzheimer's may be recoverable

The technique scientists used to retrieve memories in mice is unlikely to work in humans, though the proof-of-concept study shows memories may often still exist in the brains of patients.

Mar 19

Categories: Dementia

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Different kinds of physical activity shown to improve brain volume, ...

A variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 50%, a new study suggests.

Mar 14

Categories: Dementia, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Dementia plaques attack language center of brain

Peering into brains of living persons with Alzheimer's language dementia offers insight into disease process, language loss.

Mar 11

Categories: Dementia

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