Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

Title: Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/4/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
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Gradual memory loss, cognitive decline, wandering off to unknown places, being unable to dress in the morning: to live with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease might be a heart-wrenching burden for both patients and their loved ones. As the global population ages, and the number of individuals suffering from these conditions rises, digital technologies must step forward and offer some solutions for early detection and disease management. That’s what we examined in detail here, so let’s see the intersections of digital health and Alzheimer’s disease. Have you seen Aurora Borealis? Your mind can pl...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine alzheimer Alzheimer's disease brain cognitive health dementia digital digital health elderly elderly care Healthcare Innovation medical technology Source Type: blogs
"...Whereas once an aging relative who became "senile" was whisked off to the back bedroom when company came, now we arrange museum visits and special theater performances for those with memory loss and other cognitive issues. Celebrities such as musician Glen Campbell and basketball coach Pat Summitt have gone public with their Alzheimer's diagnoses, making it somewhat easier for others to have the courage to come forward." Read more on HealthCentral about the challenges or making an Alzheimer's or other dementia diagnosis public: Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver MedicareFAQ – Medica...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
This study will be the first clinical trial to identify the therapeutic potential ofKami Guibi-tang for amnestic MCI. The findings will provide insight into the feasibility of large-scale trials to gather evidence for KGT as a treatment for MCI.Trial registrationKorean Clinical Trial Registry, ID:KCT0002407. Registered on 30 March 2017.
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(CNN) — Having a paying job might shield women from memory loss decades later, according to a new study. That’s because paid work may offer mental stimulation, financial benefits and social connections that could limit declines in memory as women age, said Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, who led the research as an assistant professor of epidemiology at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health. With women making up nearly two-thirds of all Americans living with Alzheimer’s, the research suggests that preventing the disease may require more than drugs or medical interventions. “Policies that promote equal...
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“In my case, symptoms began to appear when I was only 57. In fact, the doctors believe early-onset Alzheimer’s has a strong genetic predictor, and that it may have been progressing for some years before I was diagnosed.” – Pat Summitt  Anyone who’s gone through the experience of a loved one developing Alzheimer’s disease and progressively deteriorating to a shell of their former selves knows how devastating this brain disease is for both patient and those who love and care for him or her.  Memory Performance Changes May Show Up in 20s with Family History of Alzheimer’s St...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Memory and Perception Alzheimer's disease Dementia Source Type: blogs
Mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting, and participating in social activities were associated with a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment in older people, astudy published inNeurology has found. People with mild cognitive impairment, which is not the same as dementia, may have memory loss or have difficulty following conversations or understanding complex information.Janina Krell-Roesch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic ’s Translational Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory, and colleagues analyzed five-year data from 2,000 participants in the population-based Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. ...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: aging cognition cognitive decline healthy aging memory loss mental stimulation mild cognitive impairment social activities Source Type: research
(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, working with partners across the state, has been awarded a $3.75 million federal grant to enhance the care and support of a growing group of Oklahomans -- those who suffer from memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
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"Short clips from classic films are shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscence, guided by a moderator. This program demonstrates how film can be a form of treatment for some of the symptoms associated with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. The cinema  has the power to connect us with our deep-rooted emotional memories  - the kind that never leave us." Read the full article on HealthCentral about the power of old movies and music to reconnect someone who lives with dementia: Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Suppor...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
In this study, we aimed to decipher the role of neurotrophic factors in the reversal of memory loss by transplantation of lineage negative (Lin-ve) stem cells in a male mouse model of cognitive impairment induced by intrahippocampal injection of amyloid β-42 (Aβ-42). The efficacy of human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) derived Lin-ve stem cells were analyzed by neurobehavioral parameters, i.e., Morris water maze and passive avoidance after bilateral intra-hippocampal transplantation using stereotaxic surgery. Real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry w as carried out in brain tissues in order to analyze the expression ...
Source: Molecular Neurobiology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
There are a number of things that can increase the risk of dementia: age, of course, as well as certain genetic profiles and behaviors such as smoking and drinking. Some of the same things that contribute to heart disease, such as high cholesterol levels and the build up of plaques in the blood vessels, can also boost the chances of developing dementia. And in a large study published in JAMA Internal Medicine conducted in the UK, researchers report another possible factor: a group of drugs known as anticholinergics. These include prescription medications for treating depression, pulmonary disease, and Parkinson’s, as...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Brain Dementia Drugs Source Type: news
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