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Mediterranean diet found to lower risk of developing dementia - Daily Mail

Mediterranean diet found to lower risk of developing dementia - Daily Mail | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Mediterranean diet found to lower risk of developing dementia
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Scientists say people who eat large quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, fish and olive oil have a lower risk of age-related diseases such as dementia.
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In nine of the 12 studies, a higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet was associated with better cognitive function, lower rates of cognitive decline and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, September 4, 2013 11:39 AM

To look at our health and what can assist us in lowering the causes of dementia, this is good news. My mother developed dementia, and I do try to use this diet.

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Benghazi for Dummies - On September 11, 2012, a Muslim terrorist group stormed the American embassy outpost in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed, including the United States Ambassador t...

Benghazi for Dummies - On September 11, 2012, a Muslim terrorist group stormed the American embassy outpost in Benghazi, Libya.  Four Americans were killed, including the United States Ambassador t... | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it

RT @WSpelling: @PacificCove If u still center on Benghazi u r a uneducated RWNJ moron.

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 #Veterans #Benghazi During the eight-hour siege, the only military asset that was afforded to the outpost in Benghazi was a loitering drone that could stream live video back to the Commander-in-chief.  A special forces team, anxious to respond, was ordered twice to “Stand down.”

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#Veterans #Benghazi During the eight-hour siege, the only military asset that was afforded to the outpost in Benghazi was a loitering drone that could stream live video back to the Commander-in-chief.  A special forces team, anxious to respond, was ordered twice to “Stand down.”

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Why Only Some People Develop Alzheimer's

Why Only Some People Develop Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Though their brains show signs of Alzheimer's, some elderly people remain mentally sound.
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Many elderly people function and behave normally despite the fact that a brain scan (or later, an autopsy) will display characteristics of Alzheimer's disease. #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers 

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This Drug May Delay The Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

This Drug May Delay The Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Results from recent research suggest that the drug solanezumab may be able to effectively delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
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#Alzheimer's Disease - Based on these results, the team hypothesized that solanezumab may be able to delay the onset of Alzheimer's if given to patients early.  #Dementia #Seniors #SeniorCare #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Researchers Study Alzheimer’s Disease in People with Down Syndrome

Researchers Study Alzheimer’s Disease in People with Down Syndrome | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
The risk of Alzheimer’s disease—the most common cause of dementia—increases as a person ages. But the risk of Alzheimer’s is increased dramatically for adults with Down syndrome.
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At age 40, individuals with Down syndrome already have the neuropathological changes of Alzheimer’s disease, including the telltale buildup of amyloid plaques and tau tangles that precede symptoms.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving #DownSyndrome

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Dementia Legal Issues - a Complete Guide

Dementia Legal Issues - a Complete Guide | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Legal advice for anyone diagnosed with dementia or for the support network of that person. It is also a guide on the necessary s
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What is dementia?

Dementia manifests itself in everyone differently depending on the type of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia for example. The condition is generally progressive meaning that over time these signs will become more apparent or more severe.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Alzheimer’s Disease Consists of Three Distinct Subtypes, Study Says

Alzheimer’s Disease Consists of Three Distinct Subtypes, Study Says | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Alzheimer’s disease, long thought to be a single disease, really consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a recent study. The finding could lead to more highly targeted research and, eventually, new treatments for the debilitating neurological disorder, which robs people of their memories.
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#Alzheimer's - In a 2014 paper, Bredesen showed that making lifestyle, exercise and diet changes designed to improve the body’s metabolism reversed cognitive decline in nine out of 10 patients with early Alzheimer’s disease or its precursors. #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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A Simple Blood Test Accurately Predicts Risk Of Alzheimer’s

A Simple Blood Test Accurately Predicts Risk Of Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
A genetic profile (based on a simple blood test) could be used to predict the onset of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, years in advance, say UK researchers.
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“When applied to blood RNA, we established good validation for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and selectivity over common age-related pathologies,” wrote the authors. A simple blood test combined with early, beneficial interventions might change the course of a life by preventing the "inevitable" decline in both memory and abilities.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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“When applied to blood RNA, we established good validation for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and selectivity over common age-related pathologies,” wrote the authors. A simple blood test combined with early, beneficial interventions might change the course of a life by preventing the "inevitable" decline in both memory and abilities.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Study: Women With Mild Memory Problem Worsen Faster Than Men

Study: Women With Mild Memory Problem Worsen Faster Than Men | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported Tuesday, part of an effort to unravel why women are especially hard-hit by Alzheimer's.
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Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.

At age 65, seemingly healthy women have about a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's during the rest of their lives...  #Alzheimers #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Compassionate new spoons and plates make it easier for people with Alzheimer's to eat

Compassionate new spoons and plates make it easier for people with Alzheimer's to eat | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Eatwell is an 8-piece dining set that fosters mealtime independence for suffers of dementia.
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#Alzheimer's - The result of all these intentional elements working together is a dining set that has been found to allow users with dementia to consume 24% more food and 84% more liquid, according to Boston University research.  #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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#Alzheimer's - The result of all these intentional elements working together is a dining set that has been found to allow users with dementia to consume 24% more food and 84% more liquid, according to Boston University research.  #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Program uses music to combat Alzheimer's - 9NEWS.com

Program uses music to combat Alzheimer's - 9NEWS.com | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
A pilot program at a Denver retirement community is using music to get through to those suffering from Alzheimer's.
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"He found that there was a statistically significant improvement, in the cognition, which is kind of a big deal because Alzheimer's disease, and dementia, are conditions that don't have a cure, don't have any proven treatments right now," Steward said.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving #Music

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"He found that there was a statistically significant improvement, in the cognition, which is kind of a big deal because Alzheimer's disease, and dementia, are conditions that don't have a cure, don't have any proven treatments right now," Steward said.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving #Music

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Antibody Drugs for Alzheimer's Show Glimmers of Promise

Antibody Drugs for Alzheimer's Show Glimmers of Promise | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
After a string of failed trials, drugs that target protein build-up in the brain appear to slow disease progress
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Lilly, of Indianapolis, Indiana, says that in a trial with 440 participants, solanezumab seemed to slow the cognitive decline of people with mild Alzheimer’s by about 30%.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Scientists warn that new drugs will require earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Scientists warn that new drugs will require earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Announcement about success of solanezumab leads to calls for improved testing to identify those who would benefit from slowing of mental decline
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The trouble is that, at present, diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is still an imperfect science. “About 25% of diagnoses by doctors of early-stage Alzheimer’s are incorrect,” said Eric Karran, director of research for Alzheimer’s Research UK.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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New Alzheimer's studies show women with memory problems decline twice as fast as men

New Alzheimer's studies show women with memory problems decline twice as fast as men | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Elderly women are more likely than elderly men to develop Alzheimer's disease, even when they are exposed to some of the same risk factors, two new studies find.
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Studies such as these may help researchers understand why nearly two-thirds of American seniors with Alzheimer's disease are women, said Maria Carrillo, chief scientific officer of the Alzheimer's Association.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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More Evidence Emerges for "Transmissible Alzheimer's" Theory

More Evidence Emerges for "Transmissible Alzheimer's" Theory | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
The disease is not normally infectious, but people who received grafts from cadavers did show telltale markers in their brains
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For the second time in four months, researchers have reported autopsy results that suggest Alzheimer’s disease might occasionally be transmitted to people during certain medical treatments—although scientists say that neither set of findings is conclusive. #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory

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The Scary Thing Stress Does To Your Brain

The Scary Thing Stress Does To Your Brain | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
People who are highly stressed are more than twice as likely to develop a form of mild cognitive impairment, according to a recent study.
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 In addition to being the root of health concerns like insomnia

depression and high blood pressure, stress has now been linked to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older adults, which is often a prelude to Alzheimer's.   #Alzheimer's #Dementia #SeniorCare #Memory #Caregivers

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Dementia support advocate Christine Bryden prepares to fight own battle

Dementia support advocate Christine Bryden prepares to fight own battle | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Queenslander Christine Bryden has spearheaded lobbying efforts for people with dementia for almost two decades, but she is preparing to take a step back from public life to fight her own battle.
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The doctor's prognosis was grim.  "He said 'oh, in about five years you'll be demented, in three years in a nursing home, and then you'll die'," she said.  But that was 20 years ago.  #Dementia #Alzheimer's #Caregivers #PacificCoveCares

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Why We Need to Talk About Alzheimer’s

Why We Need to Talk About Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it

Since it’s hard to know exactly when my father’s Alzheimer’s started, it’s hard to know how long my mother was caring for my father at home.

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#Alzheimer's - When it became clear to me a few years earlier that my father had early Alzheimer’s, I told my mother she should ask him what he wanted to do if the disease took over his ability to reason—

#Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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How Alzheimer's can bring families closer

How Alzheimer's can bring families closer | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it

#Alzheimer's - Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have also found that as cognition declines, the part of the brain involved with empathy becomes more active. Having sensed our feelings, sufferers unconsciously mimic us and reflect these feelings back to us – a process called “emotional contagion”. 

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#Alzheimer's - Although I was acting intuitively at the time, years later I discovered there were scientific explanations for our growing ability to communicate. As memory goes and speech is affected, people with Alzheimer’s have a heightened awareness of  feelings conveyed through facial expressions, eyes and tone of voice – which would explain why my mother sensed my first feelings of compassion.   #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregivng #Compassion 

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Music legend's wife using film to raise Alzheimer's awareness

Music legend's wife using film to raise Alzheimer's awareness | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
CEDAR FALLS | The wife of Glen Campbell hopes a documentary about the country music star's struggle with Alzheimer's will raise the profile of a disease that is the leading
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In a phone interview with The Courier prior to the screening, Kim Campbell said people think it's going to be a sad, depressing film.

"It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's warm, it's funny," she said. "We hope it helps get rid of the stigma of this diagnosis and that it helps families that are dealing with it."  #Alzheimers #Dementia #Memory #GlenCampbell #Caregiving #Caregivers 

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Diabetes Sugars and Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques Potentially Linked

Diabetes Sugars and Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques Potentially Linked | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Diabetes and Alzheimer’s could have a cause-and-effect connection, according to a study published this week.
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“Our results suggest that diabetes, or other conditions that make it hard to control blood sugar levels, can have harmful effects on brain function and exacerbate neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, said Shannon Macauley, a postdoctoral researcher at the school and the lead author.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Running evades dementia

Running evades dementia | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Those attempting to guard against dementia should put down the crossword and go for a jog, British researchers have advised. - New Zealand Herald

Via Peter Mellow
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For years, people have assumed that puzzles kept the brain active. But Professor Clive Ballard, professor of age-related disease at King's College London, said those who wanted the best chance of staving off dementia should opt for a run or a brisk walk.  #Alzheimer  #Memory #Dementia #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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The Reason Brain Diseases Have Quadrupled in 21 Years - PsyBlog

The Reason Brain Diseases Have Quadrupled in 21 Years - PsyBlog | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Given the power of modern medicine, why have brain diseases increased by four times?
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#Alzheimer's - Researchers have compared figures for neurological disease from 1989 with those from 2010 across 21 Western countries.  They found that dementia is starting, on average, a decade earlier in 2010 than it was in 1989.   #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Why Obese People May Be At High Risk For Memory Loss

Why Obese People May Be At High Risk For Memory Loss | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Obesity, or more specifically the insulin resistance that is common to an overweight condition, is strongly associated with memory loss.
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"Over the course of [Alzheimer’s disease], there is a progressive decrease in the amount of blood sugar used in certain brain regions. Those regions end up using less and less,” Willette said. “If you don't have as much fuel, you're not going to be as adept at remembering something or doing something.” #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving  

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A Great Resource for Caregivers: The Alzheimer's Reading Room

A Great Resource for Caregivers: The Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
If you have a loved one with dementia, my first suggestion would be to find the very best doctors possible. My second piece of advice would be to go to the Alzheimer's Reading Room. It's a free blog that focuses on Alzheimer's disease and the art of Alzheimer's caregiving.
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#Alzheimer's - @BobDeMarco - The site was established by Bob DeMarco, a former Wall Street professional from Delray Beach, Florida, who was the full-time caregiver to his mother, Dotty, for eight years. He started the site to keep track of the thousands of articles and numerous books he was reading about Alzheimer's disease to help him understand how to care for his mother.   #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving #BobDeMarco #AlzheimersReadingRoom

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Coping With Caregiver Grief and Alzheimer's Disease

Coping With Caregiver Grief and Alzheimer's Disease | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Grief and loss often accompany the journeys of caregivers, sometimes for years in the case of Alzheimer's or related dementia. Family caregivers experience losses not only of the person they love, but losses of their own familiar roles and dreams for the future.
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Profound personality changes can occur in the person with Alzheimer's and dementia, causing caregivers to feel like the person they are caring for is a stranger occupying a familiar body. Spouses who become caregivers may become cryptowidows, married in name but not in fact, and grieve the loss of intimacy, companionship, and sexuality.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Memory #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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