The other dementia: vascular most common after Alzheimer's
Vascular dementia accounts for about 20 percent of dementia illnesses and is the second most common. Vascular dementia is often an abrupt onset in contrast to Alzheimer's, which has a slow onset and progression. Symptoms of vascular dementia may be ...
Wichita Eagle - Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:52



Statin Use Reduces Risk of Non-Vascular Dementia in Patients with Atrial ...
Researchers in Taiwan compared the risk of non-vascular dementia in 51,253 AF patients who used statins and 205,012 AF patients who did not. Each patient in the first group was matched, by both age and sex, to 4 patients in the second. All patients ...
MD Magazine - Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:03



Dementia Relief With Acupuncture
Acupuncture provides therapeutic benefits for patients with vascular dementia. According to modern research, the benefits include improvements in memory, orientation, ability to make calculations, and increased ability for self-care. In a data mining ...
HealthCMi - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:00



More Caregivers Are No Spring Chickens Themselves
Gail Schwartz wants to keep her 85-year-old husband out of a nursing home as long as she can, but it isn't easy. Because David Schwartz, a retired lawyer, has vascular dementia and can no longer stay alone in their home in Chevy Chase, Md., she tends ...
New York Times - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:56



Two Sault natives to receive Order of Canada (Whoohoo!)
Sault Ste. Marie will be well represented when this year's crop of Order of Canada appointments are made. Noted cognitive neurologist Dr. Sandra Black, and Morley Torgov, the Canadian novelist famous for his short story collection A Good Place to Come ...
SooToday.com - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:07



Virtual dementia tour gives insight into disease of old age
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. The brain disease is characterized by loss of memory, decline of language and loss of ability to perform everyday tasks, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy ...
Houston Chronicle (subscription) - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:25



6 Simple Ways To Stay Young and Healthy
“Vegetables like spinach, kale and Swiss chard are packed with antioxidants that act like a vacuum to suck up toxins and free radicals in the brain that may play a role in dementia,” says Fiona Gupta, M.D., a neurologist at New Jersey's Hackensack ...
Parade - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:00



Walk the walk, talk the talk: Implications of dual-tasking on dementia research
... disturbance could lend clinicians a clue as to the lesion site in the brain – for example, if a patient is asked to prioritize an executive function task when walking, and displays a significant gait impairment while doing so, this may predict ...
PLoS Blogs (blog) - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:52


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