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FTD Update from Murray Grossman at 2013 Penn FTD Caregiver Conference

The latest research and treatment advances on Frontotemporal Degeneration, from director of Penn's FTD Center, Murray Grossman, MD, EdD, professor of Neurolo...
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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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Brain's inability to repair DNA may explain dementia, memory loss - Medical News Today

Brain's inability to repair DNA may explain dementia, memory loss - Medical News Today | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
A new study shows organs vary in their ability to carry out a type of DNA repair, with the brain having none at all. This could help explain causes of dementia and memory loss.
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Dementia hits women hardest – study

Dementia hits women hardest – study | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Research finds disease now leading cause of death in British women; many are also carers before succumbing themselves
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a magical musical alzheimers gift

a magical musical alzheimers gift | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
  When Eric arrives at my place at 1:30 p.m., Mom is still asleep. She's been out like a light for the last three hours. But once he sits down in front of her and starts to play, she slowly em...
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Living alone may not be possible for the Person with Dementia Who Needs Medication - Alzheimers Support

Living alone may not be possible for the Person with Dementia Who Needs Medication - Alzheimers Support | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Living alone may not be possible if you have dementia.

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What is Cognitive Decline? and Why does it Define Alzheimers dementia? - Alzheimers Support

What is Cognitive Decline? and Why does it Define Alzheimers dementia? - Alzheimers Support | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
What is Cognitive Decline? and why does it happen with Alzheimer's?

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Dental care for somone with dementia - KOMO News

Dental care for somone with dementia - KOMO News | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Simple things can become very difficult for a person suffering from Alzheimer's. That includes brushing teeth. This can become especially challenging during the middle and late stages of the disease.
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More Falls for Those Starting Newer Antipsychotics

More Falls for Those Starting Newer Antipsychotics | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Falls, fractures up 50% in patients with new prescriptions for atypical antipsychotics.
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Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith dead at 83

Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith dead at 83 | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Smith led the Tar Heels 11 Final Fours and two NCAA championships.
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Sleep and Allergy Meds Linked to Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Sleep and Allergy Meds Linked to Dementia, Alzheimer’s | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Meds included antihistamines found in Benadryl, sleep aids found in Tylenol PM, certain antidepressants, and bladder control treatments.
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These Common Medications May Put You At a Greater Risk of Developing ... - Motley Fool

These Common Medications May Put You At a Greater Risk of Developing ... - Motley Fool | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
According to the World Health Organization, global dementia cases may nearly double by 2030.
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The real reason why the US is falling behind in math - The Boston Globe

The real reason why the US is falling behind in math - The Boston Globe | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
If my seatmate on an airplane asks me what I do for a living, I tell the truth: I’m a mathematician. This generally triggers one of two responses. Either I’m told that I must be brilliant. . .
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Stem Cell Tx May Cut New Brain Lesions in MS

Stem Cell Tx May Cut New Brain Lesions in MS | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Multiple sclerosis patients had fewer new lesions with stem-cell transplant versus mitoxantrone.
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Compare normal Memory loss to Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's or Dementia - Alzheimers Support

Compare normal Memory loss to Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's or Dementia - Alzheimers Support | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
The first thing people ask for when they suspect Alzheimer’s in a family member or loved one is a list of signs and symptoms.  They want to know all the behaviors that a person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia might have.

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Before we legalize pot, we should consider our children's future - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Before we legalize pot, we should consider our children's future - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Making bad things legal has never reduced their use.
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When Presidential Brains Go Awry: Neuro Disorders In The Oval Office

When Presidential Brains Go Awry: Neuro Disorders In The Oval Office | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Should presidents undergo neuropsych testing just as new military recruits do?
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A Valentine For People Living With Dementia - NPR (blog)

A Valentine For People Living With Dementia - NPR (blog) | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Sometimes our loved ones who suffer from dementia surprise us — and teach us new lessons, as commentator Barbara J. King found out this week.
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'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find - U.S. News & World Report

'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find - U.S. News & World Report | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia
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Rape Case Asks If Wife With Dementia Can Say Yes - Bloomberg

Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Henry V. Rayhons, a 78-year-old former Iowa state representative and resident of Garner, Iowa, is awaiting trial on felony charges that he raped his wife Donna Lou Young.
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Cognitive Shields - Association for Psychological Science

Cognitive Shields - Association for Psychological Science | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Here's what you can do to stave off dementia. http://t.co/I0noXMnzET
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Scientists Discover 'Reset' Button For Brain's Biological Clock

Scientists Discover 'Reset' Button For Brain's Biological Clock | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
There's a master "circadian clock" in your brain that maintains your rhythms of sleeping and waking -- and for the first time, scientists may have found a way to control it.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered a "re...
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Dorsett played football 'not knowing' dementia would result

Dorsett played football 'not knowing' dementia would result | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett played football 'not knowing that the end' would be dementia
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Assistive technology - devices to help with everyday living - Alzheimer's Society

Assistive technology - devices to help with everyday living - Alzheimer's Society | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
An Alzheimer's Society factsheet about assistive technology.
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Criminal Behavior in FTD and AD

Criminal Behavior in FTD and AD | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
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Neurodegenerative diseases can cause dysfunction of neural structures involved in judgment, executive function, emotional processing, sexual behavior, violence, and self-awareness.
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Eating Problems for the Person with Alzheimers Dementia - Alzheimers Support

Eating Problems for the Person with Alzheimers Dementia - Alzheimers Support | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Eating Problems for those with Alzheimer's dementia.

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Stem Cell Transplant May Be Superior Multiple Sclerosis Treatment - Neurology Advisor - Disability News | Disability Today

Stem Cell Transplant May Be Superior Multiple Sclerosis Treatment - Neurology Advisor - Disability News | Disability Today | Neurological Disorders | Scoop.it
Neurology AdvisorStem cell transplants may help reset the immune system in severe cases of multiple sclerosis, according to a new study published in Neurology.
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