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Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement – WebMD

Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement – WebMD | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says
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People with jobs that require problem solving, planning and information analysis appear more likely to retain a clear memory and keen reasoning as they grow older, said lead author Gwen Fisher, an assistant professor of psychology at Colorado State University.

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It's good to know that use it or lose it might really be true and that includes brain activity as well.

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The Anxiety And Sleeping Drugs Linked to Dementia And Death - PsyBlog

The Anxiety And Sleeping Drugs Linked to Dementia And Death - PsyBlog | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Drugs prescribed for anxiety, OCD, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions linked to dementia.
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Benzodiazepines carry an increased risk of dementia and even death. Benzodiazepines include drugs marketed under the names Valium, Ativan, Klonopin and Xanax.
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Rejection By This Parent Does Most Damage To Personality - PsyBlog

Rejection By This Parent Does Most Damage To Personality - PsyBlog | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development.
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Being rejected by your father can do greater, long-lasting emotional damage than being rejected by your mother, research finds.
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The Drink That Cuts Alzheimer's Risk Up To 86% - PsyBlog

The Drink That Cuts Alzheimer's Risk Up To 86% - PsyBlog | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Just one cup a day is enough to reduce the risk.
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Drinking tea is linked to a dramatic reduction in the risk of cognitive impairment in older people, new research suggests.#Alzheimer's
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The Surprising Way Sleep Is Connected To Dementia - PsyBlog

The Surprising Way Sleep Is Connected To Dementia - PsyBlog | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Changes in sleep quality are linked to dementia.
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People who sleep more than 9 hours a night have double the risk of developing dementia, new research reports.
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Alzheimer's Linked To Too Much of This In Your Diet - PsyBlog

Alzheimer's Linked To Too Much of This In Your Diet - PsyBlog | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
The researchers studied samples of brain tissue from people with and without Alzheimer's disease.
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Excess sugar in the diet could play an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, new research finds. #Alzheimer's
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Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
We help Alzheimers and dementia caregivers live a better life. The Alzheimers Reading Room operates for the benefit of society.
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One thing that drives Alzheimer's caregivers crazy is repetitive questions and repetitive behavior.
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Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?

Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten? | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
We help Alzheimers and dementia caregivers live a better life. The Alzheimers Reading Room operates for the benefit of society.
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It is not unusual for caregivers to tell me that as time goes on, and as Alzheimer's worsens, one by one their family and friends fade away.  #Alzheimer's 
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Hampshire program highlights warning signs of Alzheimer's disease

Hampshire program highlights warning signs of Alzheimer's disease | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Nearly 60 area residents attended a free program recently in the Hampshire Township building, 170 Mill Avenue, to learn how dementia could affect their lives and the lives of loved ones.
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While Alzheimer's disease is not curable, early diagnosis allows a person to identify and complete legal documents, make plans for finances and property, and name a person to make decisions on their behalf when they no longer can.
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This Subtle Dementia Symptom Sends Warning 9 Years Early - PsyBlog

This Subtle Dementia Symptom Sends Warning 9 Years Early - PsyBlog | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Nine years before memory changes, this can signal problems.
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Changes in sense of humour could be an early sign of dementia, a new study finds.
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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting a Person Who Has Alzheimer's

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting a Person Who Has Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Since I retired three years ago I have been volunteering to visit some ladies with dementia at a local memory care facility. At first I hesitated to d
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I’m embarrassed to say, however, that I’ve made many mistakes over the months. In fact, I’d say I deserved an “F” in visiting, especially in the beginning. I have learned that knowing what to do and actually doing it can be two very different things. #Alzheimers 
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Dementia sufferer, 39, says doctors dismissed her fears

Dementia sufferer, 39, says doctors dismissed her fears | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Laura Borrell was diagnosed with dementia in 2015 when she was just 39. The former Law student from Hertfordshire said that she had a 'real battle' to get her condition diagnosed.
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A woman who received a devastating dementia diagnosis has revealed her battle to initially get doctors to take her seriously.  #Dementia
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What are early signs of Alzheimer’s disease?

What are early signs of Alzheimer’s disease? | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
The Alzheimer’s Association provides 10 early signs and symptoms of the disease or another form of dementia.
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“Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor,” alz.org says.  #Alzheimer's 
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Mark Gastineau says he has dementia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease

Mark Gastineau says he has dementia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Mark Gastineau said he wants to make the game of football safer. Mark Gastineau, even with a terrible medical diagnosis that he believes comes from playing football, made it clear that he wouldn’t change anything about playing in the NFL. Gastineau, in an interview with 710 WOR Radio in New York as
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Gastineau, in an interview with 710 WOR Radio in New York as part of USA Football’s “Heads Up Football,” said he has dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. It’s always hard to say if football contributed to that, but it’s an easy connection to make. #Alzheimer's
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Alzheimer's risk factors study calls out obesity in midlife

Alzheimer's risk factors study calls out obesity in midlife | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Diabetes and several other risk factors were also linked to more brain plaques
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People with risk factors for heart disease and stroke in middle age are more likely to have elevated levels of amyloid, a sticky protein known to clump together and form plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers said.
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Antidepressants: 10 Shocking Studies Everyone Should Know - PsyBlog

Antidepressants: 10 Shocking Studies Everyone Should Know - PsyBlog | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Do antidepressants work? What are the real side-effects? An
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Unfortunately, for around half of depressed patients, the first antidepressants prescribed do not work. On top of that, around one-third of patients do not respond to any types of drugs (although psychological therapies may be useful).
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Glen Campbell's Wife Says He Can No Longer Play Guitar

Glen Campbell's Wife Says He Can No Longer Play Guitar | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Glen Campbell's wife says Alzheimer's disease has robbed the 80-year-old singer's ability to play guitar.
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Kim Campbell says he continues to sing, although the words are gibberish and "it's not a melody that we recognize, but you can tell that it's a happy song and he has a song in his heart," so that brings her great comfort. #Alzheimer's
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Photo of elderly man feeding wife on date night goes viral

Photo of elderly man feeding wife on date night goes viral | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
A photo of an elderly man feeding his wife at Wendy’s on their date night is tugging at the heart strings of thousands after being shared on the popular Facebook page Love What Matters.
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The user who uploaded the photo on Feb. 24, said she briefly spoke to the unidentified man, who told her that his wife was suffering from Alzheimer’s, and that they were on the brink of reaching 75 years of marriage.  #Alzheimer's
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Dementia joins ranks of top global killers with no drug in sight

Dementia joins ranks of top global killers with no drug in sight | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Dementia’s climb up the WHO ranking is partly due to the aging of society, and partly to doctors diagnosing it more frequently.
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Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it.
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6 factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease

6 factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it

Alzheimer's disease affects nearly 5 million Americans, a number that's expected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050. 

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Alzheimer's disease affects nearly 5 million Americans, a number that's expected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050. In its mildest form, the neurodegenerative condition is characterized by symptoms including memory lapses, getting lost, repeating questions, and misplacing things — behaviors that generally get more severe over time.
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Dementia NEWS: Kidney test could determine risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia NEWS: Kidney test could determine risk of Alzheimer’s disease | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
DEMENTIA risk could be determined by a test for kidney problems, experts have found - after they discovered people with a certain protein in their urine could be at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dementia share many risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, and both show similar effects on the brain, so they may have shared vascular factors or there may even be a direct effect on the brain from kidney problems.
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How does laughter help with stress: Here’s why laughter is the best medicine

How does laughter help with stress: Here’s why laughter is the best medicine | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Here's why you should laugh more. - How does laughter help with stress: Here’s why laughter is the best medicine
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Endorphins are produced by your central nervous system during and after you exercise and it gives you a feeling of happiness and suppresses the pain
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The Peanut Butter Test for Alzheimer's Disease - PsyBlog

The Peanut Butter Test for Alzheimer's Disease - PsyBlog | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
New test for Alzheimer's requires only a dollop of peanut butter and a ruler.
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Using only a ruler and a teaspoon of peanut butter, researchers at the University of Florida are developing a new test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease #Alzheimers 
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Alzheimer’s Disease Linked To Stress: Research

Alzheimer’s Disease Linked To Stress: Research | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
A recent study by University of Florida researchers has uncovered a plausible connection between Alzheimer’s disease and stress.
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“Stress is a top health concern for U.S. teens between 9th and 12th grade, psychologists say that if they don’t learn healthy ways to manage that stress now, it could have serious long-term health implications” #Alzheimers 
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Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer's disease, says new study - The Economic Times

Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer's disease, says new study - The Economic Times | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for developing neurodegenerative diseases.
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Concussions may accelerate cognitive decline related to Alzheimer's disease, especially in people who are at genetic risk for the disorder, a new study has found. #Alzheimer's 
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Dementia news: Plant which holds 'elixir of life' could delay Alzheimer’s disease symptoms

Dementia news: Plant which holds 'elixir of life' could delay Alzheimer’s disease symptoms | Alzheimer's Disease | Scoop.it
ALZHEIMER’S disease patients’ lives could be extended by over six years - thanks to chemicals found in two mediterranean plants.
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Dr Ruben Cauchi, lead author of the study, added: “We believe that the discovery of bioactive agents that target pathways that are hit by multiple neurodegenerative conditions is the most viable approach in our current fight against brain disorders. #Alzheimer's 
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