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JCI - Thinking laterally about neurodegenerative proteinopathies

Many neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and frontotemporal dementia, are proteinopathies that are associated with the aggregation and accumulation of .....
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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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Strange gait was a clue to a treatable dementia - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Strange gait was a clue to a treatable dementia - Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Sarasota Herald-Tribune Strange gait was a clue to a treatable dementia Sarasota Herald-Tribune My mother was using a walker by the time she was told she had a rare condition that causes gait problems and cognitive loss, and is one of the few...
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Kate Swaffer urges that research should not only focus on cure but also should examine care

Kate Swaffer urges that research should not only focus on cure but also should examine care | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
This was my 'pledge' for #globaldementia It reflects Kate Swaffer talking about people with dementia and caregivers being 'equal partners'. I couldn't agree more. This is my enhanced version of 'no...
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Power naps produce a significant improvement in memory performance - Medical Xpress

Power naps produce a significant improvement in memory performance - Medical Xpress | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at Saarland University headed by Professor Axel Mecklinger have shown that a short nap lasting about an hour can significantly improve memory performance.
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Study Finds Differences in Brains of Children With Nonverbal Learning Disability

Study Finds Differences in Brains of Children With Nonverbal Learning Disability | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
East Lansing, MI (Scicasts) – A Michigan State University researcher has discovered the first anatomical evidence that the brains of children with a nonverbal learning disability – long considered a "pseudo" diagnosis – may develop differently than...
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'Looks Like Laury' chronicles woman's battle with dementia

'Looks Like Laury' chronicles woman's battle with dementia | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pamela Hogan knew Laury Sachs before, as a talented, big-hearted friend, wife and mother. Connie Shulman knew Sacks after, when she was in the grip of the early onset dementia that would swiftly claim her life.

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App developed to help people in early stage dementia

App developed to help people in early stage dementia | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
An app has been developed to help people in the early stages of dementia tell their life stories using modern technology.

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Terry Pratchett brought dementia out of the shadows – we owe it to him to find a cure

Terry Pratchett brought dementia out of the shadows – we owe it to him to find a cure | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
SIR Terry Pratchett approached his own diagnosis of dementia by saying: “If we are to kill the demon then first we have to say its name.
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Living with dementia: now we can say to the scared and frail: you needn’t be alone | Nicci Gerrard

Living with dementia: now we can say to the scared and frail: you needn’t be alone  | Nicci Gerrard | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
John’s Campaign to allow carers to be on the wards with their loved ones gets official backing
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Sky News sur Twitter

Sky News sur Twitter | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
DAILY EXPRESS: "Simple way to fight dementia" #skypapers pic.twitter.com/15aft9jf8C
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Dementia campaign to give families open access wins cross-party support

Dementia campaign to give families open access wins cross-party support | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Politicians commit to John’s Campaign to allow people 24-hour hospital access to vulnerable patients with dementia, following deluge of support
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5 ways to ease dementia without drugs - Futurity: Research News

5 ways to ease dementia without drugs - Futurity: Research News | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Millions of prescriptions are written each year to calm people with dementia. But non-drug approaches may work better and carry far fewer risks.
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Review of #iMindMap 8.0 [Mac Version]

Review of #iMindMap 8.0 [Mac Version] | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Since the beginning of this blog in 2012, I have consistently — with each new version — concluded (from dozens of comparisons with other programs) that iMindMap is the single best program for developing mind maps.
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Reaction to Borland about life after football

Chris Borland's decision to retire after one season in the NFL because of concerns about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma unleashed a flood of reaction from fellow NFL players and others on social media.
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Chris Borland's Retirement Should Terrify The NFL. Here's Why.

Chris Borland's Retirement Should Terrify The NFL. Here's Why. | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
VideoChris Borland, a star rookie for the San Francisco 49ers, retired on Monday. He's 24. Jason Worilds, a top linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, retired last week. He's 27.
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Dementia Ambassadors are a force for change - SSSC News

Dementia Ambassadors are a force for change - SSSC News | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Scotland’s Dementia Ambassadors are improving the quality of life for those living with dementia, their families and carers and are at the forefront of helping Scotland become a dementia-friendly society.

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Risks Run High When Antipsychotics Are Prescribed For Dementia - NPR (blog)

Risks Run High When Antipsychotics Are Prescribed For Dementia - NPR (blog) | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Results from an analysis of veterans' health records show a higher risk of death among people taking antipsychotic drugs for symptoms of dementia than has been documented before.
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Lewy Body Dementia 'indescribable, just heartbreaking' - The Herald-News

Lewy Body Dementia 'indescribable, just heartbreaking' - The Herald-News | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Lewy Body Dementia 'indescribable, just heartbreaking'
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This is part of the tragedy of families dealing with Lewy Body Dementia.
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The Generation Above Me: Books about Dementia

The Generation Above Me: Books about Dementia | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
11/22 books about dementia. Kessler, Lauren (2007). Dancing with Rose. http://t.co/EXCO4rNxWb
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Dementia photo wins prestigious national photograph competition | Care Industry News

Dementia photo wins prestigious national photograph competition | Care Industry News | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Dementia photo wins prestigious national photograph competition

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ESRC's curator insight, March 13, 5:00 AM

Stella Wharmby was awarded Judge's Choice (Susie Watts) in the ESRC Changing Worlds photography competition 2015.

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Drugging dementia: Are antipsychotics killing nursing home patients? - Al Jazeera America

Drugging dementia: Are antipsychotics killing nursing home patients? - Al Jazeera America | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
A third of long-term nursing home patients with dementia have received antipsychotics, despite the FDA's strong warnings
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Ground-breaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research

Ground-breaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
A new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launched on 24 February 2015.
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UKIP sur Twitter

UKIP sur Twitter | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
UKIP will invest £130 million more per year to research and fight dementia, the leading cause of death amongst women pic.twitter.com/qjdVvxNLtJ
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Prisons want to release brain-dead inmates, those with severe dementia - Columbus Dispatch

Prisons want to release brain-dead inmates, those with severe dementia - Columbus Dispatch | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
State prison officials want to give judges the authority to release inmates who are brain-dead or suffering from severe dementia — and costing taxpayers lots of money in the process.
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How To Get People With Dementia To Take Pills - Medications - Alzheimer's

How To Get People With Dementia To Take Pills - Medications - Alzheimer's | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
How To Get People With Dementia To Take Pills
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Do YOU Know the Basics of Lewy Body Dementia?

Do YOU Know the Basics of Lewy Body Dementia? | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Lewy Body Dementia may be the 2nd most common type of dementia, and yet no one really quite understands what makes it unique.
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