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By On March 21st, 2013

Study Finds Warning Sign For Dementia

After a study involving about 200 people over the age of 60, researchers have found that a warning sign for dementia may be the inability to remember the first words of a list. Participants were given a list of 15 words. Those that couldn’t remember the first four words after reading the list were more…

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By On January 30th, 2013

Keep Your Heart Healthy to Keep Your Brain Healthy

For women over the age of 65, cardiovascular health can play a significant role in avoiding cognitive decline and dementia. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that heart disease can be linked to mental decline in both men and women, but the association is strongest in women. Specifically, mild cognitive impairment occurs often in patients…

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By On January 4th, 2013

Caregivers Determine Fitness to Drive for Seniors

A recent study found that among seniors diagnosed with dementia, over one third continued to drive.  The number of seniors involved in the study who had handed over the keys, had done so due to their caregivers.  Caregivers’ assessments were found to be the number one reason seniors with dementia had stopped driving.  Of the…

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By On November 2nd, 2012

Change in Diet Could Prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions in the US alone, but no cure is known. Keeping a strict diet could help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, however, according to researchers from Columbia University. As reported by Dr. David Liu at Food Consumer, using a Mediterranean-style diet can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in individuals age 65 and…

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By On October 31st, 2012

Exercise Key to Reducing Dementia in Seniors?

Regardless of your age, rarely would a physician advise you to exercise less. A recent study even suggests that physically active seniors are less likely to develop dementia than those who exercise less. As reported by Dr. Robin Wulffson for EmaxHealth, the study originated from the Department of Neurology at Cal-Irvine. Researchers obverved the physical…

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