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Cognitive Decline Often Undiagnosed in Older Patients
For patients over 65, hospitalization for an acute illness may also be accompanied by a decline in cognitive ability that goes undiagnosed or even unnoticed says research by Sharon Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Aging Brain Center at Hebrew SeniorLif...
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New Explanation Offered For Alzheimer's Progression
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute scientists have posited a new hypothesis for the progression of Alzheimer's disease. They believe an imbalance in the ratio of two Amyloid B-peptides (AB) peptides, AB40 and AB42, cause the disease. "We have found that two ...
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PsychBriefs: August 19 - 25, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Boys with Reading Problems Fare Better with Female Teachers A study of 175 third- and fourth-grade boys in a ten-week read...
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Moderate Exercise Helps Prevent Dementia
Risk of developing vascular dementia, the second most common dementia after Alzheimer's disease, can be lowered with moderate exercise, shows research on 749 individuals age 65 and older.
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Stress, Social Activity Affect Demential Risk
New research released by the American Academy of Neurologists shows that people who are not easily distressed, sociable and active face a notably lowered risk of dementia.
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Alzheimer's Risk: Ignorance Isn't Bliss
A new study shows that learning you have a genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease does not produce long-term depression or anxiety.
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Depression Plus Diabetes A Recipe For Dementia
A new study shows that adults with diabetes and a history of major depression face more than double the risk of dementia as other diabetics.
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Weekly Walking Decreases Dementia Rates
A new study shows that walking less than one mile per day can slow dementia and loss of brain matter in seniors.
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