Friday, April 18, 2014

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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
posted 04/17/2014, comments (0)|
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
Dorian Martin

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2 Studies Illustrate Reasons to Keep Mentally Engaged While Aging

How important is it to stay mentally stimulated throughout your life? I think it’s really important. Obviously, staying mentally engaged makes life more fun, but secondly, it can help protect your brain. Two new studies underscore this importance. The first study looks at people’s work life while the second focuses on an important part... Read moreChevron
Carol Bradley Bursack

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Researchers Create Alzheimer’s Cells in Lab

The failure rate for clinical trials to test treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease is high. One reason for this high rate of failure may be that potential drugs are derived from research in nonhuman models. The good news is that Harvard stem cell scientist Tracy Young-Pearse and her team have succeeded in... Read moreChevron
posted 04/08/2014, comments (0)|

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