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5 Little-Known Warning Signs of Dementia

It is important to look for early indicators of possible dementia so that you can begin treatment faster. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these warning signs, speak to a doctor:       You’re feeling depressed: A new study examining about 2,400 seniors found that those who report symptoms of […]
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Dementia and Money: How to Have the Talk

  Relinquishing control of finances can be a sensitive topic for a loved one with dementia. Dementia tries to rob us of our dignity and limits our independence, so people suffering from it may be resistant to ceding financial control as a point of pride. Unfortunately, dementia can weaken a person’s ability to make good […]
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Staying Mentally Active to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Can we reduce our risk of Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers believe so. Studies have found that keeping the brain active can help to protect it. A 2012 study found that engaging in brain-stimulating activities throughout life was associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Those who stayed mentally engaged from childhood to old age had […]
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Alzheimer’s Care: Remain Socially Active

Similar to other parts of your body, your brain may lose some agility as you get older. It can deteriorate even more if you don’t take care of it. The good news is that emerging evidence suggests there are steps you can take to help keep your brain healthy as you age. Research has shown […]
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Improving Patient Care with Patient-Focused Apps

Researchers from the EU-funded MIRROR project have developed new apps that enable healthcare workers to provide more personalized care to dementia patients. The goal of the apps was for workers in residential homes to be more creative and effective in delivering person-centered care. One interesting feature of The Carer App, for example, is caregivers can […]
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A Caregiver’s Story: Getting into a Dementia Patient’s Head

Carol Bradley Bursack was a caregiver to her father who had severe dementia. By traveling into his world and providing him with validation on what he thought was real to him, she was able to provide him with what he needed. Here is her story:     “Dad was adamant. He was waiting for his […]
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Diabetes in Midlife Could Increase Risk of Dementia

It is estimated that 1 in 10 Americans will have diabetes, and now researchers have found that this could increase the risk of cognitive decline later in life. This is the longest research study looking at the relationship between cognitive decline and diabetes by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.     […]
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Many People with Dementia Go Unscreened and Untreated

Many people with dementia have never been to a doctor for their memory and thinking problems. Despite showing clear cognitive decline, researchers found that 55 percent of patients screened for dementia as part of the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study had never been evaluated prior to participating in this study.     Lead […]
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Brain Network Weak Spot Identified

At the moment, it is difficult to determine exactly who will develop dementia in their lifetime; however, researchers have identified a weak spot in the brain that shines light on the condition. The research team, led by Dr. Gwenaëlle Douaud of Oxford University, does caution that “much more research is needed into how to bring […]
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Certain Fats Could Hurt Your Memory

Men in middle age who eat an excessive amount of trans-fat may be at risk for memory loss later in life, according to a new study. Researchers followed 1,000 healthy men under 45, monitoring their trans-fat intake, and found those who consumed the most did worse on a word recall test. The highest trans-fat eaters […]