Posts Tagged ‘function’

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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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What is Alzheimer’s? Part 1: Definition | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Definition By Mayo Clinic staff Alzheimer’s disease causes brain changes that gradually get worse. It’s the most common cause of dementia — a group of brain disorders that cause progressive loss of intellectual and social skills, severe enough to interfere with day-to-day life. In Alzheimer’s disease, brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline […]

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Blood Tests May Predict Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A team of scientists, led by Johns Hopkins researchers, may have found a way to predict how quickly patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will lose cognitive function by looking at ratios of two fatty compounds in their blood. The finding, they say, could provide useful information to families and caregivers, and might also suggest treatment […]

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Safeguards Needed to Prevent Discrimination of Early Alzheimer’s Patients in the Workplace

The changing tide of Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents new challenges to the public, physicians and lawmakers: if you could find out your Alzheimer’s risk, would you want to know? How should doctors tell you your risk? And what does it mean for the many newly diagnosed Americans still in the workplace? Despite the emergence of new […]