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When ICU Delirium Leads To Symptoms Of Dementia After Discharge
Health & Wellness  (tags: death, dementia, medicine, ICU, Body-Mind-Spirit, illness )

- 217 days ago -
Doctors have gradually come to realize that people who survive a serious brush with death in the intensive care unit are likely to develop potentially serious problems with their memory and thinking processes.
Animal Robots Could Help People With Dementia, Study Finds
Health & Wellness  (tags: dementia, dementia patients, therapy, robot animals, healthcare, treatment, remembering, interesting, study )

- 591 days ago -
A study by Griffith University in Australia, following previous research by Professor Wendy Moyle, shows that a robotic plush seal called 'Paro' may be helpful to people suffering from dementia. Paro has a variety of capabilities, including the ability..
Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Dementia Risk, Report Says - Chicago Tribune
Health & Wellness  (tags: Dementia, Dementia Prevention, Lifestyle, disease, diet, health, exercise, research, protection, prevention, healthcare, risks )

- 665 days ago -
News we can all use. Up to one-third of the world's dementia cases could be prevented by addressing factors such as education, hypertension, diet, hearing loss and depression over the course of a person's lifetime.
The Link Between Higher Social Security & Lower Rates of Dementia. - YouTube   video
Health & Wellness  (tags: Thom Hartmann, dementia, new study, higher Social Security benefits, lower dementia rates, cognitive improvements )

- 904 days ago -
Thom talks about an amazing new study, which documented a clear link between higher Social Security benefits and lower rates of dementia.
Being Bilingual Could Double Your Chances of Recovering From a Stroke
Health & Wellness  (tags: brain, study, bilingualism, stroke, dementia )

- 1260 days ago -
The benefits of bilingualism are seemingly endless. A new study now suggests that the practice of speaking two languages could also help protect the brain in the event of a stroke. (Many Care2 members' first language isn't English!!)
A Special Dutch Village
Health & Wellness  (tags: dutch, village, dementia, alzheimer's, disease, food, health, healthcare, humans, illness, interesting, safety, society )

- 1384 days ago -
The Dutch village of Hogeweyk looks like a normal sleepy village. With shops, restaurants, parks and even a theater, you wouldnâEUR(TM)t suspect that this town is a progressive care home for those with dementia and AlzheimerâEUR(TM)s.
Air Pollution Can Shrink Brain, Lead To Dementia
Health & Wellness  (tags: air pollution, health, brain, dementia )

- 1488 days ago -
The World Health Organization has noted fine particulate matter affects more people than any other pollutant, and exposure can lead to serious disease and death. The pollutants can contribute to narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the brain.
Being Fat in Middle Age Reduces Risk of Developing Dementia, Researchers Say
Health & Wellness  (tags: fat, Middle Age, dementia, research, risks, diet, disease, food, health, humans, illness, protection, study, society )

- 1502 days ago -
A surprising study contradicting all previous research found that being fat in middle age appears to cut the risk of developing dementia rather than increase it
Bringing Dementia Patients to Life
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, health, research, study, treatment, dementia, illness, news, society )

- 1963 days ago -
"We should dwell less on what dementia patients are incapable of and focus more on celebrating what they are capable of doing."
HEALTH NEWS YOU CAN USE: Study: For Middle-Aged Women, Stress May Raise Alzheimer's Risk
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, women, safety, risks, healthcare, DEMENTIA, humans, study )

- 2058 days ago -
Researchers in Sweden say that women who reported stress in midlife from experiences like divorce or a family member's illness were more likely to have dementia or Alzheimer's disease in old age.
Please Sign!! Dementia Can Strike Anyone -- Including World Leaders
Health & Wellness  (tags: margaret thatcher, dementia, card, illness, disease, health, humans, prevention, society )

- 2235 days ago -
On Monday, April 8, the world lost Margaret Thatcher. She passed away after struggling with dementia for more than a decade. No matter your take on her politics - she was a powerful and intellectually active woman. Losing her and her ally Ronald Reagan,
Bees Could Reveal Key to Dementia
Health & Wellness  (tags: Dementia, Bees, people )

- 2982 days ago -
Norwegian researcher Gro Amdam has succeeded in reversing the aging process in the bee brain -- findings which she believes may bring hope to people with dementia.
Heavy Smoking in Middle Age Doubles Risk of Alzheimer's, Report Finds
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, dementia, smoking, smoking addiction, warning, research, study, humans, illness, news, safety )

- 3131 days ago -
In one of the first studies to examine smoking's effect on the brain, those who smoked more than two packs a day in middle age were 114% more likely than nonsmokers to develop dementia later in life.
Take A Walk to Protect Your Memory
Health & Wellness  (tags: walk, memory, exercise, adults, mental, dementia )

- 3143 days ago -
Another study has joined the chorus that physical exercise may help prevent mental decline among older adults.The latest research comes from the National Institute of Aging and was published in the October 13th online issue.
Brain Exercises May Slow Cognitive Decline Initially, But Speed Up Dementia Later
Health & Wellness  (tags: Brain Exercises, Brain, mentally stimulating activities, crossword puzzles, reading, listening, thinking skills, dementia )

- 3185 days ago -
New research shows that mentally stimulating activities such as crossword puzzles, reading and listening to the radio may, at first, slow the decline of thinking skills but speed up dementia later in old age.

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