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Exercise can slow onset of Alzheimer's memory loss — scientists identify link - The University of Nottingham

Exercise can slow onset of Alzheimer's memory loss — scientists identify link - The University of Nottingham | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
Keeping active can slow down the progression of memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease, a study has shown.

 

The Nottingham team, led by Dr Marie-Christine Pardon in the School of Biomedical Sciences, has discovered that the stress hormone CRF — or corticotrophin-releasing factor — may have a protective effect on the brain from the memory changes brought on by Alzheimer’s disease.

CRF is most associated with producing stress and is found in high levels in people experiencing some forms of anxiety and depressive diseases. Normal levels of CRF, however, are beneficial to the brain, keeping the mental faculties sharp and aiding the survival of nerve cells. Unsurprisingly then, studies have shown that people with Alzheimer’s disease have a reduced level of CRF.

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How our hospital trust introduced a person-centred approach to dementia

How our hospital trust introduced a person-centred approach to dementia | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
Rose O'Malley explains how University hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS trust's Forget-Me-Not campaign has made a difference to patients and their relatives
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UHCW’s Forget-Me-Not campaign aims to improve awareness of dementia amongst the public and all staff. The campaign wants to ensure high-quality care and support is given to patients with dementia and that early diagnosis is made to allow for early intervention.

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manwithoutqualities - dementia and the robotic pet

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Meet Paro. He’s a robotic seal developed by Japanese researchers to help dementia patients feel that they have companionship and a feeling of security, without the responsibilities of a living pet.

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www.memorylane.nu

www.memorylane.nu | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
The MemoryLane mobile solution captures the life of persons with mild dementia. The life is automatically recorded as images, audio and possibly video, and is organised along time, place, person and object dimensions.
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The MemoryLane mobile solution captures the life of persons with mild dementia.

The life is automatically recorded as images, audio and possibly video, and is organised along time, place, person and object dimensions. Each day is automatically divided into activities.

At the end of each day, the person with dementia and the carer (relative) reviews the activities of that day, and adds information about names of persons, places and objects etc. This caring activity also helps the person with dementia to build episodic memories of the day.

The person with dementia can navigate the past and future life using a mobile device, and can even ask for advice on what is the normal activity in that situation.

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