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Hoping to Prevent Dementia? First, Stand on One Leg

Think you're at risk of a stroke? Then try standing on one one leg for at least 20 seconds, a new study says. Japanese researchers had nearly 1,400 women and men, with an average age of 67, try the ba…

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5 Things People with Alzheimer’s Want to Tell You

To honor National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we asked men and women who are living with Alzheimer's to share their thoughts on what they'd like to tell the world: I've been diagnosed, no…

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2 Good Reasons to Get Grandma Online

As soon as Bruce and Esther Huffman bought a shiny new laptop, their granddaughter, Mindy, taught them how to record a video using the built-in webcam—or so she thought. Here's what happened, a little…

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The Brain Benefits of Bilingualism

In an increasingly connected world, the everyday advantages of being able to speak multiple languages are easy to recognize. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, bilingualism…

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The Fruit That Fights Alzheimer’s Disease

Confusion, loss of memory, difficulty speaking, disorientation ... Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, is traumatic for those who have it and those who see their loved ones suffer from it. …

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The Shocking Alzheimer’s Revelation that Could Impact 600,000 Americans

Memory loss is often regarded as the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, but more than 10 percent of Alzheimer’s patients have little or no trouble with their recall, according to a surprising, new Mayo Clinic r…

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Walk Your Way to a Bigger, Better Brain

We don’t often think about taking our brain on a brisk walk or run but that’s the advice British researchers are offering after studying the potential benefits of exercise for staving off dementia. …

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How a Video Game Might Help Someone With Dementia

Video games and dignified dementia care don't initially appear compatible, but advocates from Alzheimer's Australia Victoria have teamed up with a group of designers from Opaque Multimedia to turn thi…

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Can Cartoon Videos Make You Feel Better About Memory Loss?

Laughing in the face of danger is an oft-touted courage-building technique, but learning to laugh in the face of dementia may seem downright impossible — if not a bit uncouth. Families affected by …

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What is the Future of Dementia?

When it comes to dementia, things are never cut and dry. Now, two newly published reports offer conflicting conclusions regarding how widespread Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will be in the …

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