Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Dorian Martin

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Garcia Marquez's Death Highlights Confusion About Dementia

I was greatly saddened last week to learn about the death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Noble Price-winning novelist. I loved reading two of his books – One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera – and hope to read more of the imaginative fiction he concocted. Sadly, I had seen reports over the past few years that... Read moreChevron
posted 04/20/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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Post Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment

Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel laureate writer who died this week, suffered from dementia that his brother Jaime Garcia Marquez attributed to chemotherapy used to treat lymphatic cancer. The Columbian novelist who wrote wonderful novels including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, died following... Read moreChevron
Dorian Martin

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Having Dementia Increases Risk of Falls

Aging brings with it new challenges. Your body doesn’t work quite the same way. And what if your mind also begins to fail? Will you be aware of the challenges you will be facing, especially as it relates to falling? A new study out of Japan suggests that the severity of cognitive impairment may affect whether a person recognizes a fear of... Read moreChevron
Carol Bradley Bursack

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Caffeine May Prevent Alzheimer’s by Halting Tau Protein Growth

Several studies have shown that coffee offers protective benefits to our health with its high antioxidant rating. Now, another study has shored up the evidence that our morning cup of coffee is not just another beverage. Coffee may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s.   The study was jointly led by Dr. Christa E. Müller of the... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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5 Important Aspects of Client Care in Residential Homes

Even quite sick and cognitively damaged people have opinions although you wouldn’t always think so in care homes. Often the patients find they have to fit in rather than the care home working around the needs and wishes of their client group. Research by C Barnett, from her conversations with people in Day Centers, show that they had three... Read moreChevron

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