Posts Tagged ‘World Health Organization’

10 Facts About Alzheimer's Disease That You Didn't Know

10 Things You Don’t Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the World Health Organization, more than 18 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease. This number is expected to grow to 35 million by 2025. While most people are fairly familiar with the Alzheimer’s symptoms relating to loss of memory, there are many other issues about Alzheimer’s that remain unknown. Consider for […]

Late-Life Physical Activity

Study Finds Physical Activity Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers say a direct link between mental and physical fitness and the prevention of dementia-related diseases hasn’t been found, but recommending more activity can’t hurt. Being physically active may help reduce one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even in older patients, according to a study published online April 18 in Neurology. The study is one of […]

New dementia homes offer a higher quality of life

New Dementia Care Housing Takes a “Common Sense” Approach

WEESP, the Netherlands — The sparkling-new 23-unit Hogewey complex here is virtually indistinguishable from other residential developments in the area. The apartments open onto a courtyard with benches, ponds and fountains, with beds of flowers in season (this is the Netherlands, after all). One kidney-shaped pond planted with reeds and other vegetation occasionally attracts wild […]


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. […]

PET Scan Effectively Detects Dementia

PET Effectively Detects Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

In a new review of imaging studies spanning more than ten years, scientists find that a method of positron emission tomography (PET) safely and accurately detects dementia, including the most common and devastating form among the elderly, Alzheimer’s disease. This research is featured in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Researchers reviewed […]