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Dementia fundraising campaign to study memory loss, help people drive longer

University of Ottawa, Bruyère Research Institute announce $20M campaign<p>A "driving simulation centre" for patients with dementia is one of the …

Dementia

Preventing Dementia

<b>Abating Risk of AD</b><p><i>Dementia seems to appear out of nowhere. People feel like helpless victims of their genes. But this is a misconception. How much</i> …

A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

In 2010, Sonia Vallabh watched her mom, Kamni Vallabh, die in a really horrible way.<p>First, her mom's memory started to go, then she lost the ability to reason. Sonia says it was like watching someone get unplugged from the world. By the end, it was as if she was stuck between being awake and …

Alzheimer's Disease

Forgetfulness does not always indicate Alzheimer's disease

Many people believe that forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer's disease.<p>But the truth is, a decline in cognitive function is part of normal …

Dementia

Threat of abuse grows with age

Elder abuse by family members or professional caregivers can range from physical and sexual assault to emotional and financial exploitation.

Empathy

Is moderate alcohol use that bad for the aging brain?

When it comes to the aging brain, there is a slew of research on what can help and hurt people as they age. Will a glass of champagne a night protect you from Alzheimer's disease? But drinking diet soda increase risk of dementia?<p>Most recently, a study published June 6 in the medical journal <i>BMJ</i> …

Health

AgeWise: Assistance in the home

Q: My grandfather lives alone and I feel he needs help in the home. He really needs assistance with his housework. What are our options?

Retirement

Rate of Alzheimer’s Deaths on the Rise

<i>Summary: New findings report the rate of Alzheimer’s disease related deaths in the US has increased by more than 50% in the past 15 years.</i><p>Source: …

Neuroscience

Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson's could start in gut endocrine cells: Protein linked to Parkinson's could spread from gut to nervous system

Protein linked to Parkinson's could spread from gut to nervous system<p>A potential new mechanism has been identified in both mice and human endocrine …

Neuroscience

This Play Illustrates the Realities of Alzheimer's Disease

This Play Illustrates the Realities of Alzheimer’s Disease<p>It educates communities about the neurodegenerative condition.<p>June 14, 2017, 3:40 …

Alzheimer's Disease

Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging process

Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria. Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and the …

Biology

Glen Campbell's last record "was therapeutic," says daughter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell's last record, "Adios," is a swan song for the ailing Grammy-winning performer and TV personality, but his daughter said the recording was also therapeutic for him as well.<p>Campbell, known for his hits such as "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle on My Mind," was …

Alzheimer's Disease

More Amyloid in the Brain, More Cognitive Decline

The amount of amyloid plaques present within a person's brain can indicate the rate at which their cognition will decline in the following four …

Neuroscience

Dr. Alzheimer and the patient who helped reveal a devastating disease

A woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease walks down a hallway. Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images<p>It is fitting that a disease of forgetting …

Dementia

Artificial Intelligence May Aid in Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that allows computer programs to learn when exposed to new data without being …

Dementia

10 Treatable Causes of Dementia | Reader's Digest

Not all dementia is Alzheimer's<p>Ruslan-GuzovWhile little memory slips are normal, when forgetfulness begins to interfere with everyday life, or …

Dementia

This Is What Alzheimer’s Disease Does To The Brain | International Business Times

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive brain disease and the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. While symptoms of AD such as memory loss and …

Dementia

In 'Memory's Last Breath' An Academic Confronts Dementia

She kept getting confused, losing her place in lessons at the University of Utah, where she taught. And then, just before she turned 61, Gerda Saunders was given a diagnosis: She has early-onset microvascular dementia.<p>Saunders and her husband Peter are South African; they emigrated to the States …

Dementia

Deciphering your Long-term Care Insurance Policy Before you Need It

Congratulations, you had the foresight to purchase long-term care insurance. You understood this may mean paying premiums for many years in order to …

Retirement

In an Aging Nation, Single-Payer Is the Alternative to Dying Under Austerity

(Photo: Maxlkt; Edited: LW / TO)A new push for a single-payer health system is rising in Washington, where Republicans are pushing a draconian plan …

Health Care

If You Need Long-Term Care, It Matters Where You Live

If you or a loved one needs long-term care, where you live matters … a lot. A new report by AARP shows wide variation in the quality of supports and services among states—whether delivered at home or in a nursing facility. While it found important improvements across states, it also identified …

Health Care

2017 Scorecard

Purpose<p><i>The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard (Scorecard)</i> aims to pick up the pace of improving LTSS by providing comparable …

In Old Age, Friends Might Matter Even More Than Family

You know the old saying about blood being thicker than water?There are plenty of situations in which that’s true — but as it turns out, your health …

Psychology

Working Women, Aging Parents: Some Advice For Caregiving Daughters

Millions of women in this country are caring for an aging parent and for many, it’s not going so well, writes Liz O'Donnell. Where is the advice and …

Parenting

Retirement Living: Taking care of the caregivers

Providing care for an elderly person or one of any age who is disabled can be stressful and lonely.<p>According to an AARP 2015 report, "Caregiving in …

Health Care

The Physical Pain Of Aging Is Not Inevitable

Shutterstock<p><i>Why does our body hurt when we get old? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ray Schilling, doctor, author of Healing Gone Wrong-Healing Done Right, on Quora:</b><p><b>Why does our body</b> …

Pain

Aging brings new dietary needs | Marion County Record | June 14, 2017

Aging brings<br>new dietary needs<p>Aging is said to be a privilege many don’t get to have, but with that privilege comes a need to pay closer attention to …

Nutrition

More people plan to grow old at home

A generation ago, getting old meant moving into a nursing home, spending your last years being cared for in an institutional setting.<p>Not only was it …

Consumer Protection

Report: Majority of older adults prefer to age in place

Dive Brief:<p>Of people 55 years and older who relocated in the last seven years, eight in 10 moved within their county or state, according a CNBC …

Retirement