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UTI, Robot: Can AI Detect Urinary Tract Infections?

New artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify and help reduce UTIs, which are a common reason why people with dementia are hospitalized.

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Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

Why knowing the difference between hospice and palliative care is critical.

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What Are Bedsores and How Can They Be Prevented?

Bedsores can be much more serious than they seem — in fact, complications from bedsores can lead to death. Learn from a board certified nurse on what causes these sores and how to prevent them.

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Do Infections Trigger Alzheimer's Disease?

Beta-amyloid, a key culprit in Alzheimer’s, is also part of the immune system, leading scientists to speculate that infections might trigger the disease.

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What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

Named for the German physician who first identified it in 1906, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases.

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How Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Differ

While dementia is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, upward of 30 percent of patients with Parkinson’s do not develop dementia.

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Some Restrictions Lifted on Marijuana Research

The Drug Enforcement Administration has expanded the availability of marijuana to researchers, which should open the door to broader study of the drug.

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Alzheimer's Treatment Options: Benefits and Risks

For now, no treatment can prevent or halt the mental deterioration associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Technology paired with traditional instruments is changing how music therapy is used for elders.

Music Therapy Goes High Tech for Alzheimer's

Music therapy has come into its own during the last decade as caregivers, care facilities and hospice organizations have recognized the therapeutic power that music can have on ill and suffering people. This therapy has been successfully delivered by ...