Posts Tagged ‘Brain’

Brain Training Games May Help Delay Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Games May Help In Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments

There are any number of so-called brain-training games available today, and some have been suggested as helping Alzheimer’s patients. Unfortunately, as the Games for Health conference heard, there is little evidence that they actually work. However games aimed specifically for sufferers might help in delaying the onset of the condition or slow its progress, or […]

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Honey Bees May Hold Key Evidence on How Social Interaction Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While current research on human age-related dementia focuses on potential new drug treatments, researchers say these findings suggest that social interventions may be used to slow or treat […]

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Mental Exercises Key to Better Brain Function

Go ahead, do it: Grab a pencil. Right now. Write your name backward. And upside down. Awkward, right? But if researchers and neurologists are correct, doing exercises like these just might buy you a bit more time with a healthy brain. Some research suggests that certain types of mental exercises — whether they are memory […]

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Brain Scan for Alzheimer’s

A recently approved plaque-tracking dye can improve doctors’ ability to identify Alzheimer’s. Beginning next month, doctors can use a brain scan to better diagnose Alzheimer’s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a fluorescent dye that binds to amyloid plaques, a physical hallmark of the disease, as a diagnostic tool. Currently, doctors cannot be […]

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Can a Sense of Purpose Slow Your Brain From Mental Decline?

New evidence suggests a sense of meaning in life can mitigate symptoms of the degenerative disease, even when the illness’s harmful plaque has already accumulated in the brain. Few people would argue that having a sense of purpose in life is anything but a good thing. The Egyptian Book of the Dead even contains a […]

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Brain Pacemaker Shows Promise in Fighting Alzheimer’s

A pacemaker that sends continuous electrical impulses to specific regions of the brain appears to reverse the downturn in brain metabolism that typifies Alzheimer’s disease. A pilot study on a handful of people suggests that deep brain stimulation, a therapy already used in some patients with Parkinson’s disease and depression, may offer hope for at […]

HDE Home Care – Oregon In Home Care Services

HDE Home Care – In Home Care Services HDE Home Care is a family-owned in home care agency, licensed in the state of Oregon. We improve the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities by providing caregivers for one-on-one assistance with activities of daily living. We serve most of NW Oregon including the […]

Stratford at Maple Leaf – Washington Senior Assisted Living Community

Stratford at Maple Leaf – Senior Assisted Living Community The Stratford at Maple Leaf offers assisted living apartments for seniors with Alzheimer’s and memory care needs. We offer continuum of care, so as your needs change, you can remain in one place. In addition to great care staff, the Memory Care program is designed to […]

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Dementia Must Be a Global Health Priority

Landmark data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in their first-ever report on the global impact of dementia: Dementia: A Public Health Priority show that around the world a new case of dementia occurs every four seconds. That is the equivalent of 7.7 million new cases each year. […]

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Pulse Pressure Elevation Could Presage Cerebrovascular Disease In Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have shown that elevated pulse pressure may increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Their study has been published in the early online edition of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in advance of the […]