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Let dementia patients listen to songs, urge experts
The Commission on Dementia and Music presented their evidence in the House of Lords yesterday, in front of clinicians, charity leaders, academics, policymakers and MPs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Favourite songs will help you beat dementia: Old tunes can revive lost memories
PLAYING familiar music can help to ward off the effects of dementia. Favourite tunes have the power to transform sufferers ’ lives by jump-starting the memory, experts said yesterday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A palliative approach to falls in advanced dementia - Iaboni A, Van Ooteghem K, Marcil MN, Cockburn A, Flint AJ, Grossman D, Keren R.
Falls are viewed as a preventable cause of injury, functional loss, and death in older adults with dementia, and have been used as a marker of quality of care in long-term care facilities. Despite intensive intervention around fall prevention in these sett... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hold the salt: gut reaction may impair the brains of mice
NIH-funded study suggests impaired blood flow and dementia can result from a high-salt diet. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Caring for a person with a stoma and dementia
Teaching a person with dementia how to care for their stoma is not possible in all cases, but where possible, attempts should be made to encourage them. This booklet guides you on helping a person change their bag and how to look after their stoma. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early dementia symptoms - The surprise sign that you’re at risk of Alzheimer's disease
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, mood changes and confusion. This could be a sign that you ’re at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, or another brain condition, scientists have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early dementia symptoms - This could be a sign that you’re at risk of Alzheimer's disease
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, mood changes and confusion. This could be a sign that you ’re at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, or another brain condition, scientists have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why it's so hard to treat dementia
Finding a cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's is challenging. They're difficult to diagnose, and drugs struggle to get into the brain as the brain's blood supply is largely separate to the rest of the body. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia study adds to calls for more funding of music therapy
Music can help reduce symptoms but only 5% of care homes are using it effectively, finds reportThe symptoms of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people with dementia could significantly improve by listening to and playing music, according to a report.The study, which compiled existing evidence as well as talking to experts, found music can help people with dementia recall information and reduce symptoms such as anxiety, agitation and aggression.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Dementia Mental health Social care Health policy Society Politics Public services policy UK news Source Type: news

The choir helping people with dementia
"He comes alive when he's here." (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Trump takes a multivitamin to stay healthy (plus some pharma drugs to prevent male pattern hair less)
(Natural News) Contrary to what fake news networks like CNN have been claiming, President Trump is fit as a fiddle, according to White House Dr. Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, who recently administered the Commander-in-Chief’s first annual physical. Not only does the president not have dementia, but both his blood pressure and resting heart rate are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Replica bus stop installed by hospital to help dementia patients
A special bus stop is providing dementia patients with a “quiet and safe place” to help prevent them becoming unsettled or anxious, according to Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tool launched to reduce ‘variability’ in dementia training quality
Tailoring and face-to-face delivery are among the keys to providing effective training on dementia, according to researchers behind a new tool that is being adopted nationally to assess programmes. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

White House doctor says Trump aced cognitive test
President Donald Trump's recent medical examination showed no indication of cognitive impairment or dementia, according to the Navy physician who conducted and supervised it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia - Following this diet plan could raise your risk of developing a brain condition
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss and sudden mood changes. Eating a high-salt diet could be causing Alzheimer ’s disease and other brain conditions, scientists have now revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump is fit for duty, but should hit the gym: White House doctor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

White House doctor says president ACED cognitive test
President Donald Trump's recent medical examination showed no indication of cognitive impairment or dementia, according to the Navy physician who conducted and supervised it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cells to Society: New Hypertension Guidelines / Caregiver-Researcher/ Research News
This study investigates whether improved communication and evidence-based recommendations for handover yield positive patient outcomes.     Read more   Family ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dementia diet: Eating this 34p vegetable could lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA risk could be reduced by maintaining a healthy weight and by exercising. But, eating more cruciferous vegetables could also lower your Alzheimer's disease risk, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease: Eating a high-salt diet can increase your dementia risk
EATING too much salt can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease, it is claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A high-salt diet produces dementia in mice
(Weill Cornell Medicine) A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The woman who battles her dementia with Post-it notes
Wendy Mitchell, from Yorkshire, was devastated to learn she had Alzheimer ’s aged just 58, but was determined to remain independent. She describes the memory-joggers that help her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

App to helps dementia patients reminisce to be rolled out across UK
An online application, or “app”, that was designed to help people with dementia record their life stories is being rolled out across the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

App that helps dementia patients reminisce to be rolled out across UK
An online application, or “app”, that was designed to help people with dementia record their life stories is being rolled out across the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dementia diet: Lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by following the Mediterranean diet
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss and difficulty concentrating. But, following this diet plan could lower your risk of developing brain conditions, including Alzheimer ’s disease, scientists have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia warning: Just ONE glass of wine or pint of beer each day could put you at risk
JUST a glass of wine or a pint of beer each day could poison the brain and lead to dementia, a study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Increased urgency' in dementia research as Canada's population continues to age
Nalini Sen, director of research for the Alzheimer's Society of Canada said huge investments are being made into research and teams are beginning to examine dementia through a "multi-dimensional" approach. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Vital Figure Excludes Family From N.F.L. Settlement: Date of Death
Mike Webster was the first N.F.L. player to receive a diagnosis of C.T.E., but his family has been left out of the $1 billion N.F.L. concussion settlement so far. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KEN BELSON Tags: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Concussions National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh (Pa) Dementia Source Type: news

He Helped Ex-Players Get Benefits. His Family Is Still Waiting.
Mike Webster, who died in 2002, was the first N.F.L. player to receive a diagnosis of C.T.E., but his family has been left out of the $1 billion concussion settlement so far. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KEN BELSON Tags: Football Webster, Mike Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Concussions National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers Dementia Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

Dementia news: Six ‘GOLDEN’ rules to reduce risk of developing the condition REVEALED
OBEYING six simple rules can cut the risk of developing dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New PET radiotracer offers insight into multiple sclerosis
Combining PET scans with a novel radiotracer could help researchers track damage...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Did PET scan confirm CTE in living NFL player? PET, EEG show treatment effectiveness in comatose patient PET links low serotonin levels to dementia SNMMI: PET helps track neuroinflammation in MS fMRI uncovers benefits of video games for MS patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer's
New research has linked increasing symptoms of anxiety in older adults to higher brain levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Early vascular dementia symptoms: Difficulty planning could be a sign that you’re at risk
VASCULAR dementia is caused by a reduced blood flow to the brain, and affects about 150,000 people in the UK. You could be at risk of the condition if you ’re showing early symptoms, including difficulty organising or planning events. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Sue Simenz Title:   Reference Librarian, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI
Name:  Sue Simenz Title:  Reference Librarian, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI Education:  BA in Communication Arts (Radio-TV-Film), University of Wisconsin-Madison, MLS, University of Wisconsin-Madison How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? I’ve been in this job (reference and collection development) for a long time, so I’ve always been cognizant of the need for a quality physical collection and keeping it up to date.  Our health sections get evaluated/weeded more frequently than other areas and I’m doing that for our branches too.  Around 20 years ...
Source: The Cornflower - January 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight Brown County Library Source Type: news

Dementia-sufferer never forgot her favorite song
Mary-Lou Versteegh, from London in Ontario, often sang to her granddaughter Nicole Coenen, 24, until, in 2009, the former orchard owner was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and moved to a nursing home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Employee attitudes toward aggression in persons with dementia: readiness for wider adoption of person-centered frameworks - Burshnic VL, Douglas N, Barker RM.
This study examined attitudes toward aggre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Dementia is too big a problem to walk away from – for Pfizer or any of us | Bart De Strooper
The financial and social costs of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer ’s are devastating. It’s essential that big pharma be part of the effort to end themIf you were to go out on the street today and run a straw poll on big pharma, I doubt that it would come back very positive. More often than not, these companies are seen by the public as corporate behemoths committed only to the bottom line, and not particularly patient-focused. This week ’s news thatPfizer is pulling out of neuroscienceresearch will likely bolster that impression. It ’s a tragedy for the millions suffering from Alzheimer&rsqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bart De Strooper Tags: Dementia Mental health Society Pfizer Pharmaceuticals industry Business Alzheimer's Medical research Science UK news Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose
In PET imaging, the amount of radiotracer dose correlates with the level of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning analyzes PET for signs of dementia AI can spot large pneumothoraces on chest x-ray Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dementia signs and symptoms: Five things you didn’t but should know about the condition
DEMENTIA affects around 850,000 people in the UK - one in 14 people over the age of 65 will develop the condition. But do you know everything there is to know about neurodegenerative diseases? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Sickness and in Health: Marriage's Impact on Dementia In Sickness and in Health: Marriage's Impact on Dementia
Speaking with Dr Andrew Sommerlad about his recent meta-analysis on the role that matrimony may play in cognitive decline.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Pharma giant Pfizer pulls out of research into Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's charities call the news a "heavy blow" to those living with dementia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge Remands Agent Orange Benefits Case To Consider Evidence Regarding Dementia
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Dec. 28 partially affirmed and partially reversed a ruling on a veteran's entitlement to benefits related to exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange, concluding that he was not eligible to benefits for Parkinson's disease but that further proceedings are needed to determine his right to coverage for Lewy body dementia disorder (Shirley A. Kast v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-3224, U.S. App., Vet. Clms.; 2017 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1840). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Reduced walking speed in subjective and mild cognitive impairment: a cross-sectional study - Knapstad MK, Steihaug OM, Aaslund MK, Nakling A, Naterstad IF, Fladby T, Aarsland D, Giil LM.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Walking speed is reduced in people with dementia, but less is known about predementia conditions. We, therefore, studied the relationship between walking speed, cognition, and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in persons with subjectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Lower your risk of dementia by eating more of these fruits with your breakfast
DEMENTIA affects about 850,000 people in the UK. You could lower your risk of Alzheimer ’s disease by eating berries, research has claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Perspectives on Supporting People with Dementia and Caregivers
January 30, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antipsychotics and Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia Antipsychotics and Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia
Antipsychotic medications are widely used in the hospital setting for nonpsychiatric purposes such as delirium or dementia. Do they contribute to the risk of aspiration pneumonia?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Efficacy and safety of maintenance electroconvulsive therapy for sustaining resolution of severe aggression in a major neurocognitive disorder - Selvadurai MI, Waxman R, Ghaffar O, Fischler I.
We report a novel electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) regimen for sustaining the resolution of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) using alternating acute and maintenance ECT (M-ECT) trials. A 64-year-old man presenting with major neuroco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Your body wants a schedule: Researchers find that eating at the same time every day helps fight cognitive decline
(Natural News) We’ve often been told that we shouldn’t skip meals, but did you know that following a regular eating schedule can help fight dementia? According to a study, “regular meals improve gene expression in the region of the brain associated with body control, which often degenerates in Huntington’s disease (HD); a form of dementia.” Simply... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Axovant shares plunge after key drug program scrapped
(Reuters) - Axovant Sciences Ltd's shares fell nearly 50 percent on Monday after the company scrapped its intepirdine program following the failure of its lead experimental treatment in a mid-stage study on patients suffering from a type of dementia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No sweat... saunas cut risk of heart disease and dementia
A STEAMY hot sauna really is good for you. Just half an hour is enough to reduce blood pressure while increasing the heart rate to the level of a medium-intensity workout. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news