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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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Comfort Clothing for someone with Alzheimer's, Dementia or other Memory Loss - Alzheimers Support

Comfort Clothing for someone with Alzheimer's, Dementia or other Memory Loss - Alzheimers Support | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
When choosing clothes for my Mom I tried to think “comfort” first– and then “practicality.” In early stages of Dementia, she chose her own wardrobe but in later stages of Alzheimer’s, I had to choose what she’d wear.

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Living better with dementia: personhood in home care and residential settings

Living better with dementia: personhood in home care and residential settings | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
I have pleasure in outlining my final book on living better with dementia - with a focus on residential settings. I am honoured that the three Forewords for the book all come from three individuals...
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Brain age tests to be offered to middle-aged in battle against dementia

Brain age tests to be offered to middle-aged in battle against dementia | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Experts welcome computer-based examination, that analyses patients’ lifestyle to calculate risk to brain health
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Dementia 'is not a future issue, it is a present reality'

Dementia 'is not a future issue, it is a present reality' | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
We had the pleasure of having The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, weather the cyclonic conditions in Queensland, to address last week's National Dementia Congress. As the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affa...
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4 Questions to ask yourself before arguing with someone who has Alzheimer's or Dementia - Alzheimers Support

4 Questions to ask yourself before arguing with someone who has Alzheimer's or Dementia - Alzheimers Support | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
4 Questions to ask yourself before arguing with someone who has Alzheimer's.
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Her mother seemed to have classic dementia. Or did she? - Washington Post

Her mother seemed to have classic dementia. Or did she? - Washington Post | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
She had trouble walking and became very passive.The correct diagnosis, and cure, took 10 years.
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Lesson I Learned From The Matrix

Lesson I Learned From The Matrix | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Create your own reality outside the Matrix, with people that already found a way out.
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How you can help looking after someone with dementia

How you can help looking after someone with dementia | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
If you have dementia, or you are looking after someone who does, you will experience a range of practical issues. We look at some of them here
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Faking ADHD: Can Teens and Young Adults Fake Attention Deficit? - ADDitude (blog)

Faking ADHD: Can Teens and Young Adults Fake Attention Deficit? - ADDitude (blog) | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Is it possible for teens and young adults to fake ADHD just to get a stimulant prescription?
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The neuroscientist who busted criminals, destroyed opium pipes and invented the retinal scanner

The neuroscientist who busted criminals, destroyed opium pipes and invented the retinal scanner | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Many of our greatest crime-fighting techniques have their roots in the theories of scientist Carleton Simon, who invented the retinal scanner.
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Living with Alzheimer's: Help and support available to Seacoast caregivers - Seacoastonline.com

Living with Alzheimer's: Help and support available to Seacoast caregivers - Seacoastonline.com | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
PORTSMOUTH – When Julianne Moore won the best actor Oscar for her role in the movie “Still Alice,” she also made great strides in
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Domains of dementia part 1

Copyright University of Tasmania 2013 This clip is a part of the Understanding Dementia MOOC offered by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania.
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Strange Behavior Caused by Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) - Decoded Science

Strange Behavior Caused by Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) - Decoded Science | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Brain injury or degeneration can result in Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), or frontotemporal degeneration, causing changes in behavior and personality.
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Assessment and management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

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Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia include agitation, depression, apathy, repetitive questioning, psychosis, aggression, sleep problems, wandering, and a variety of inappropriate behaviors. One or more of these symptoms will affect nearly all people with dementia over the course of their illness. These symptoms are among the most complex, stressful, and costly aspects of care, and they lead to a myriad of poor patient health outcomes, healthcare problems, and income loss for family care givers. The causes include neurobiologically related disease factors; unmet needs; care giver factors; environmental triggers; and interactions of individual, care giver, and environmental factors. The complexity of these symptoms means that there is no “one size fits all solution,” and approaches tailored to the patient and the care giver are needed. Non-pharmacologic approaches should be used first line, although several exceptions are discussed. Non-pharmacologic approaches with the strongest evidence base involve family care giver interventions. Regarding pharmacologic treatments, antipsychotics have the strongest evidence base, although the risk to benefit ratio is a concern. An approach to integrating non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments is described. Finally, the paradigm shift needed to fully institute tailored treatments for people and families dealing with these symptoms in the community is discussed.


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State of the Art Review

Assessment and management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h369 (Published 02 March 2015)Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h369

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Caregivers Learn What Life is Like for People Living with Dementia

Caregivers Learn What Life is Like for People Living with Dementia | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
People living with dementia have many brain and cognitive dysfunctions that make how they view what they see be mixed up and incomplete.
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10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could | Alzheimer's Reading Room

10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Here are ten communications tips that can help Alzheimer's caregivers improve their daily life.
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Mini-Cog for dementia diagnosis in the community

Mini-Cog for dementia diagnosis in the community | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Clarissa Giebel on recent Cochrane review of the Mini-Cog for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease dementia and other dementias within a community setting.
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Dementia is manageable in the right environment

Dementia is manageable in the right environment | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Professor’s June Andrews’s book suggests the right lifestyle changes can delay effects
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Some Dementia Can Be Treated, But My Mother Waited 10 Years For A Diagnosis

Some Dementia Can Be Treated, But My Mother Waited 10 Years For A Diagnosis | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
For many physicians, normal pressure hydrocephalus, or NPH, doesn’t come to mind when they see people with cognitive and gait problems, although it is one of the few treatable causes of dementia.
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State of the Art of Caregivers and People with Dementia

State of the Art of Caregivers and People with Dementia | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
State of the Art article on Caregivers and People with Dementia from the 1990s till today. Featured PWDs - Norman McNamara, Kate Swaffer, and Dr. Richard
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Strategies for Dementia Caregiving

Strategies for Dementia Caregiving | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
This blog is written by Angela Lunde, a dementia education specialist in the education core of Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Abigail Van Buren Alzheimer's Disease Researc...

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However, the person with dementia doesn’t have a “boss” in his brain any longer, so he doesn’t respond to our arguments, no matter how logical. Straightforward, simple sentences about what’s going to happen are usually the best. #Alzheimers #Dementia #Caregivers #Caregiving #Seniors #SeniorsCare

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Living with dementia - a personal perspective - part 2

Copyright University of Tasmania 2013 This clip is a part of the Understanding Dementia MOOC offered by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania.
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An 'Overnight Camp' For People With Dementia - WBUR

An 'Overnight Camp' For People With Dementia - WBUR | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Many Alzheimer's patients are most alert at night. A program in the Bronx gives them a place where they can thrive at night.
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Domains of dementia part 2 - YouTube

Copyright University of Tasmania 2013 This clip is a part of the Understanding Dementia MOOC offered by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, U...
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You Docs: Change in behavior often first sign of dementia - Cherry Hill Courier Post

You Docs: Change in behavior often first sign of dementia - Cherry Hill Courier Post | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
A recent study published online in JAMA reveals that sometimes the first recognized clue of developing dementia is a truly surprising change in behavior
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