Posts Tagged ‘UCLA’

YogaHelpsReduceStressOfAlzheimer'sCaregivers

Yoga Reduces Stress Levels for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients

Six months ago, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels of people who care for those stricken by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Now they know why. As previously reported, practicing a certain form of chanting yogic meditation […]

Increasing Alzheimer's Memory

New UCLA Research May One Day Help You Improve Your Memory

Ever gone to the movies and forgotten where you parked the car? New UCLA research may one day help you improve your memory. UCLA neuroscientists have demonstrated that they can strengthen memory in human patients by stimulating a critical junction in the brain. Published in the Feb. 9 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, […]

Helping a Parent Stay out of a Nursing Home

Helping a Parent Stay out of a Nursing Home

Aging parents and their children sometimes disagree over the issues of safety versus independent living. Here are steps you can take to make your parents’ home safer. Your parents say they couldn’t bear to lose their independence. Their hearts are set on staying in their own home for the rest of their days. And you […]

Suspect Alzheimer's

What to Do if You Suspect Alzheimer’s

An early diagnosis can be helpful, medically and personally. The first thing to do is see a doctor, and try not to panic. Not all memory loss is a sign of the disease. An appointment is missed. A bill goes unpaid. A television remote winds up in the freezer. Are these harmless senior moments or […]

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The Fountain of Youth: Scientists May Have Found a Drug that Reverses Aging

Drugs that affect the levels of an important brain protein involved in learning and memory reverse cellular changes in the brain seen during aging, according to an animal study in the December 7 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings could one day aid in the development of new drugs that enhance cognitive function […]

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Potential Target for Treating Common Form of Early-Onset Dementia Identified

No cure exists for frontotemporal dementia, which strikes between the ages of 40 and 64 and accounts for at least one in four cases of early-onset dementia. Caused by the death of cells in the front and sides of the brain, the disease can lead to dramatic changes in a patient’s personality and behavior, including […]

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Non-Prescription Treatments and Preventatives Help Alzheimer’s Disease

A recently published study on a popular Alzheimer’s disease drug demonstrated that there is no significant difference between patients taking the prescription drug and those taking a placebo. With one in seven Americans over the age of 71 affected by some form of dementia, the popularity of pharmaceuticals that offer any glimmer of hope is […]