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Fighting Back Against #Cognitive #Aging (#Mindmapping to Exercise the Brain and Organize Thinking)

Fighting Back Against #Cognitive #Aging (#Mindmapping to Exercise the Brain and Organize Thinking) | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
As is said (albeit in a quite different context) "use it or lose it." You age and people tell you to start do crossword puzzles (I've never liked them) or to do simple arithmetic on an iPad (hhmmm....
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Dementia: Connecting through music - Piqua Daily Call

Dementia: Connecting through music - Piqua Daily Call | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
We all know that we and our loved ones are going to change over time, but dementia completely derails the direction of change. Some of the pain ...
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How aquariums could help with Alzheimer's or Dementia - KIMT 3

How aquariums could help with Alzheimer's or Dementia - KIMT 3 | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
MASON CITY, Iowa- A new study from the University of Purdue says that a fish tank or an aquarium can actually be beneficial to those suffering with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
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New Drug Helps Huntington's Disease Afflicted Mice and Their Offspring

New Drug Helps Huntington's Disease Afflicted Mice and Their Offspring | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
The offspring of mice treated with new drug showed delayed onset and reduced symptoms associated with Huntington's disease, researchers report.
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'Use it or lose it' lifestyle changes could protect brain from dementia – and help 80,000 people a year

'Use it or lose it' lifestyle changes could protect brain from dementia – and help 80,000 people a year | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Simple lifestyle changes could save more than 80,000 people a year from dementia, a major global report has said.
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5 Tips to Help Someone with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays | Maria Shriver

5 Tips to Help Someone with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays | Maria Shriver | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
5 tips for helping loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia enjoy the holidays from our partners @FamilyAffaires: http://t.co/Jr56te7Bac
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Should you Lie to someone with Alzheimer's dementia - Alzheimers Support

Should you Lie to someone with Alzheimer's dementia - Alzheimers Support | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Should you lie to someone with Alzheimer's dementia

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Dementia Myths in Fiction - Dan Koboldt

Dementia Myths in Fiction - Dan Koboldt | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Common myths and misconceptions about dementia, especially as seen in fiction.
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Fighting Lewy body dementia together - WDIV Detroit

Fighting Lewy body dementia together - WDIV Detroit | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
A devastating disease stole Robert Doheny's mother away. Now he's on a mission to make sure other families don't have to fight that fight alone.
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From Robin Williams to My Father, Understanding Lewy Body Dementia - Huffington Post

From Robin Williams to My Father, Understanding Lewy Body Dementia - Huffington Post | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
However, LBD is not a rare disease. The second most common form of dementia, it affects an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States, and millions more across the world....
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Hundreds of thousands dementia sufferers spend Christmas ALONE - Express.co.uk

Hundreds of thousands dementia sufferers spend Christmas ALONE - Express.co.uk | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
HUNDREDS of thousands of people with dementia face spending it alone this Christmas, new research warned.
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Lewy body dementia has symptoms even worse than those of Alzheimer's - Washington Post

Lewy body dementia has symptoms even worse than those of Alzheimer's - Washington Post | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
More than a million Americans suffer from the disease, which may have affected Robin Williams.
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Why I worry I am going to get dementia, by Joan Bakewell - Daily Mail

Why I worry I am going to get dementia, by Joan Bakewell - Daily Mail | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Lady Bakewell also reflected on how friends are ‘drifting into this unknown world’ and considered the future of a nation that already has more than 800,000 dementia sufferers.
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Four trends that will shape future advances in healthcare

This year's Center for Connected Health Symposium, presented by the Boston-based Partners HealthCare system, aimed to place today's healthcare challenges in the context of the innovations that will drive change. Here are four trends that will shape future advances in healthcare — and what will catalyze these and other advances in years to come.

 

1. Data Analytics: Improved Population Health Management

 

Analytics, to no one's surprise, ranks highly among healthcare innovations with the most untapped potential. Big data use cases for healthcare continue to emerge, but many organizations remained mired in more traditional analytics practices. In these instances, it can take months to conduct an analysis, says Michael Greeley, founder and general partner with Flybridge Capital Partners; by then, the "window to intervene" has long since shut.

 2 . Telestroke: Improving Stroke Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

 

Like analytics, telestroke seems poised to move from pilot phase to sustainability.

A need certainly exists. More than 40 percent of the nation's hospitals have fewer than 100 beds, says Dr. David Hess, chairman of the Georgia Regents University Department of Neurology, and therefore have little choice but to transfer stroke patients to facilities with more comprehensive stroke centers. But most of those small hospitals are in remote areas, and moving a patient is literally a life-or-death decision.

 

3. Healthcare at Home: The Patient-Centered Medical Home

 

While the so-called patient-centered medical home is largely absent from the Affordable Care Act, the principles of healthcare reform and the accountable care model nonetheless present an opportunity to demonstrate the value of telemedicine and mobile health. The key task is reducing hospital readmissions — which is part of healthcare reform, so much so that hospitals with "excess" readmissions within 30 days face reduced reimbursements.

 

4. Emotional Sensing: Understanding How Patients Feel

 

Skydiving brings similar physiological effects to all comers, says Meghan Searl, a research psychologist with the Center for Connected Health — an increased heart rate, a shortness of breath and, well, the feeling that one's dropping from the sky. Some find it exhilarating; others, downright frightening.

 

What Will Drive Future Healthcare IT Innovation?

 

So what will drive emotional sensing, analytics, home healthcare, telestroke technology and otherhealthcare IT innovations? Connected Health Symposium speakers offered these prognostications.

 

Sensors. Saxon has used sensors to help athletes pinpoint cardiovascular tendencies and military personnel identify who experiences the least stress. She also says she sees potential in automobile sensors, which are already plentiful and could be augmented to, say, monitor a driver's blood pressure using sensors in the steering wheel. External sensors, in particular, are prime for growth, Firlik adds: "As soon as we don't invade the body, we have a lower regulatory barrier."

 

Social media. YouTube is the most popular "TV network" among 18-34 year olds, Saxon points out, and works well as an educational platform for, say, sharing recipes and diet tips for young diabetes patients. Meanwhile, Saxon's everyheartbeat.org encourages people to post a photo of their heart rate to Instagram, simultaneously offering "another window of experience" for the photo-sharing site and providing an easy-to-access data set.

 

Scale. True solutions will need to span hospital departments and lines of business, says Dr. Scott Howell, senior vice president of clinical affairs for Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions. They'll also need to be integrated, which will mean cooperating with pharmacies, acute care facilities, nursing homes and other affiliates and business partners.

 

Startups. Large tech firms such as Google are hiring chief innovation officers. To Greeley, this signals two things: That they recognize that data drives healthcare and that they represent potential co-investors for early-stage investment.

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Vitamin B and Alzheimer's dementia - Can Vitamin B Slow Cognitive Decline? - Alzheimers Support

Vitamin B and Alzheimer's dementia - Can Vitamin B Slow Cognitive Decline? - Alzheimers Support | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Is news about Vitamin B and Alzheimer's dementia a break-through for cognitive decline.

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High schools confront athlete concussions - The Journal News | LoHud.com

High schools confront athlete concussions - The Journal News | LoHud.com | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Neuropsychologist Mark Herceg and athletic director Artie McCormack have fashioned a team approach to dealing withi concussions at Irvington High School that involves use of an athletic trainer, pre-testing, sideline testing, concussion management...
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Lifestyle changes 'could protect 80,000 from dementia' - Telegraph

Lifestyle changes 'could protect 80,000 from dementia'  - Telegraph | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Simple changes to diet and exercise, combined with efforts to stimulate the brain could save thousands from dementia, a landmark report will say
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Google's Zeitgeist 2014 video has surprising twist - Telegraph

Google's Zeitgeist 2014 video has surprising twist - Telegraph | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Google releases its Zeitgeist Year in Review 2014 video with the specific purpose of confusing viewers
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AAN Calls for More Research on Medical Marijuana for Brain Diseases

MINNEAPOLIS – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is calling for more research on the use of medical marijuana for brain, spine and nervous system disorders in a new position statement released by the AAN, the world’s largest association of neurologists with more than 28,000 members. 


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The Dementia that is NOT Alzheimer’s Disease

The Dementia that is NOT Alzheimer’s Disease | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
The term Alzheimer's is frequently used to describe all dementias even though there are many different causes for dementia. Lewy body dementia affects 1.4 million American and is frequently misdiagnosed.
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Dementia, but Prettier - New York Times (blog)

Dementia, but Prettier - New York Times (blog) | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Julianne Moore gives a wonderful performance in “Still Alice,” but the film skirts the truth about dementia.
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Dementia stole my mother from me, but also revealed a shocking truth - Telegraph

Dementia stole my mother from me, but also revealed a shocking truth - Telegraph | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Pippa Kelly was baffled and sometimes hurt by what she thought of as her mother’s materialism – until she finally discovered its origins
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Early dementia diagnosis has huge impact on quality of life | Care Industry News

Maritime charity the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, is urging friends and relatives to look out for the early signs of dementia while spending time with loved
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This is what it's really like caring for someone with dementia

This is what it's really like caring for someone with dementia | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Like most people, I looked forward to being a parent and when looking after children had the pleasure of watching them grow up, work out who they were and become independent.
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There is life after a dementia diagnosis - The Guardian

There is life after a dementia diagnosis - The Guardian | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Rebecca Ley: Joan Bakewell’s moving interview with Prunella Scales showed that our ageing society urgently needs to replace stigma with understanding, and ostracism with acceptance
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Which health websites can you trust? - The Guardian

Which health websites can you trust? - The Guardian | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Ann Robinson: With online health advice ranging from the helpful to the hysterical, where should you turn when illness strikes? Health experts share the websites they recommend
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