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Digital pen is better dementia-prediction tool than a doctor

A new dementia-prediction tool could diagnose conditions earlier, and with greater accuracy by using digital pen technology.<p>Alzheimer's disease and …

New Alzheimer's Drugs Offer 'Exciting Possibilities'

A batch of new drugs that aim to clear the gunk out of the brains of Alzheimer’s patients are providing the best hope yet that it might be possible to slow the disease.<p>But they’re not even close to being a cure, experts said — and they’re also not close to being on the market.<p>And, researchers …

Dementia

You Need an Exercise Routine for Your Brain

<i>This article was originally published at Riskology.co</i><p>More than 1,000 retired workers, all aged 75 or above, stood in line. They were about to sit down to a barrage of tests judging their memory and thinking skills. The tests were grueling, and it was only the beginning. For eight years, these …

The 8 Most Important Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past 10 Years

We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least.<p>The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth since its inception in 1998, dramatically increasing our understanding of human flourishing. We now know more than ever about what makes us happy, how we …

5 Fun Apps To Help Sharpen Your Memory

Did you forget where you parked your car? Or do you lose your keys on a daily basis? It happens to the best of us at some point.<p>Medical experts say some degree of memory loss and a small decline in our general cognition is normal as we age. It also gets harder for us to learn new things or recall …

Speaking 2 languages can help keep dementia at bay

People who spoke two languages developed dementia 4 1/2 years later than those who spoke just one -- even in people who were illiterate, said scientists who reviewed the records of hundreds of dementia patients.<p>The study is the largest to date to document the delay of dementia in bilingual people …

Alzheimer's Disease

This Ride-Sharing Service Is Like Uber For The Elderly

Lift Hero helps seniors get around by signing up drivers whom they can trust.<p>Senior citizens often dread giving up driving because it either means being more dependent on others or being more isolated. It’s not much fun for family and friends either, since often it’s daughters and sons who have to …

Columbia University

Non-invasive ultrasound restores memory in Alzheimer's mice

Ultrasound technology could provide a non-invasive way of treating Alzheimer's disease after researchers successfully restore memories to mice.<p>A potential method of treating Alzheimer's disease using ultrasound is being hailed as a "breakthrough".<p>A team of researchers at the University of …

Dementia

California Man With Dementia Survives Nearly 3 Days in Mojave Desert

An 86-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease told rescuers he was "doing pretty good" after spending nearly three days wandering in the Mojave …