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U.S. Lifespan Surges, 'Healthspan' Not So Much

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 18:12

The average U.S. lifespan has increased consistently over the past 50 years, federal health officials reported on Monday.

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Origins Of Alzheimer's Disease Explained

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 17:05

A new study illuminates three key characteristics of Alzheimer's disease: where it originates, why it originates there, and how it progresses.

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Dementia Patients Who Want To Avoid The Nursing Home Require More Support

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:34

Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that most people with dementia who live at home have multiple unmet health and welfare needs, which could jeopardize their ability to remain in their homes.

Jeremy Hunt, center, at the G8 Summit

Dementia Drugs, Diagnosis, And Stigma Addressed At G8 Summit

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 17:42

Speaking to the G8 Summit, Jeremy Hunt, the UK's Minister of Health, outlined three areas to address in the fight against dementia: drugs, diagnosis, and stigma.

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G8 Dementia Summit Warns Of Exploding Numbers, Bankrupt Healthcare Systems

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:21

Prime Minister David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt dedicated the G8 summit to seeking global coordination in the battle against dementia and warned of bankrupt health care systems.

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Mediterranean Diet Fights Dementia Better Than Pharmaceutical Drugs, Experts Say

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:38

A Mediterranean diet and other healthy lifestyle adjustments represent a safer and more efficient strategy against rising dementia statistics, according to experts.

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Dementia Cases To Triple By 2050

By | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:45

The global number of dementia cases is expected to have grown from 44 million to 135 million by 2050.

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How Exercise Helps Dementia Patients

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 19:00

Canadian researchers find that exercise may help dementia patients by improving their memories as well as their routine functional abilities.

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Today's Elderly Keep Their Mental Health Longer

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 18:49

Paralleling rising life expectancy, the mental health of today's elderly people is much better than that in people who were the same age in the 1990s, according to a new study.

Biologist Greg Roman

How Are Memories Formed? Fruit Flies May Hold The Answer To Future Dementia Treatments

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:01

In a new experiment, researchers at the University of Houston investigate the brain activity involved in Pavlovian conditioning in order to understand how memories are formed.

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Seattle Hawks Owner Funds Football-Related Brain Injury Research

By | Fri, 11/22/2013 - 15:14

The richest NFL owner is funding research that will investigate whether brain degeneration can be caused by concussions.

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Singing 'The Sound Of Music' Could Improve Mental Health In Alzheimer's Patients In Just 4 Months

By | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:02

A new study shows that Alzheimer's patients can experience a boost in brain function after singing show tunes, such as those from "The Sound of Music."

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Can Head Injury Lead To Alzheimer’s?

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 17:10

Brain scans have identified Alzheimer’s-causing plaques formed in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.

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Speaking A Second Language May Delay Dementia

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 16:23

Researchers find that people who speak a second language may be more likely to have a delayed onset of dementia than those who only speak one language.

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Number Of Genes Associated With Alzheimer's Disease Doubled

By | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 19:51

Researchers have identified 11 additional gene variants associated with late-onset Alzheimer's Disease, which could serve as potential targets for drug therapies.

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