Friday, 24 March 2017
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State representative will retire due to dementia

Added: 24.03.2017 15:51 | 14 views | 0 comments

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A long-serving Mississippi lawmaker says he has dementia and will retire after this legislative term.
Rep. Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, says he was only diagnosed last week. While he does well on some days, he says, there are other days where his short-term memory suffers. ...


Dementors are invading the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Added: 23.03.2017 23:30 | 13 views | 0 comments

Don't get too close.


Yankees History: Howard Spira Arrested for Extortion

Added: 23.03.2017 10:19 | 14 views | 0 comments

The George Steinbrenner Era had its unique moments. One of them came on this day in 1990, when Howard Spira, a professional gambler, was arrested for extorting money from the Yankees owner.During the early part of his tenure as Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner ran the team like a demented Roman ...


Novel link between unhealthy hearts and dementia

Added: 23.03.2017 7:00 | 7 views | 0 comments

Researchers from National University Health System (NUHS) have discovered a link between cardiac diseases and brain dysfunction.

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When might you get Alzheimer's? New gene test may tell

Added: 23.03.2017 6:30 | 5 views | 0 comments

International researchers said Tuesday they have found a way to assess a person's genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by a given age, a tool that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment. The report in the journal PLOS Medicine was based on genetic data from more than 70,000 Alzheimer's patients and elderly people without the disease participating in several major global studies on dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting some 47 million people worldwide, and has no cure and no effective treatments.

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Is it depression or dementia? Brain SPECT imaging helps distinguish them

Added: 23.03.2017 2:04 | 2 views | 0 comments

Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.


High cholesterol intake and eggs do not increase risk of memory disorders

Added: 22.03.2017 15:41 | 3 views | 0 comments

A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, no association was found in persons carrying the APOE4 gene variant that affects cholesterol metabolism and increases the risk of memory disorders, report researchers at conclusion of a new study.

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Antioxidant supplements don't lower dementia risk

Added: 22.03.2017 14:40 | 5 views | 0 comments

- Older men who take vitamin E and selenium supplements have the same risk of dementia as people who don't use these products, according to a new study that quashes hopes these antioxidants might prevent cognitive decline.


Ex-Central coach cares for wife with dementia

Added: 22.03.2017 9:01 | 8 views | 0 comments

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - It's a little after 9 a.m. on a Wednesday, and the receptionist at Morrison Woods Health Campus is confused. Five minutes pass, then 10.
Finally she says, "It's not normally like Mr. Rowe to be so late. Let me call him."
Berlin Rowe has walked through ...


Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia

Added: 21.03.2017 15:36 | 5 views | 0 comments

Newly diagnosed depression in survivors of brain bleeds may signal the onset of dementia.


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