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March 26, 2018

More positivity, less dementia?

dementia over the four-year study period for those who carry a variant of the APOE gene, putting them at high risk for dementia. Dementia, of course, is a progressive disease,…

September 3, 2014

Vitamin D Strongly Linked to Dementia and Alzheimer’s

…has confirmed a link between low D levels and dementia, along with Alzheimer’s. It’s estimated that one in four seniors is vitamin D deficient based on current recommended levels. The…

June 14, 2015

Online fitness for heart health, a “dementia farm” – and more from the week online

…in developing national plans to care for its dementia patients (the country is well known for its “dementia villages“). “It is important that people with dementia experience freedom and normalcy…

March 23, 2017

Stalling Dementia: Is Exercise the Ticket?

NIH-funded researchers are aiming to find out if a healthy dose of vigorous exercise might stall or prevent mild cognitive impairment from progressing to dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that…

May 10, 2016

Video of the week: Four Days in Dementia Village

…tea. And they are free to go wherever they want to go.” —Theo, whose wife has advanced dementia Being able to enjoy the seasons and take a walk to the…

May 17, 2015

A moving tribute to a rock legend with dementia – and more from the week online

From news you can use to finds you might love, click through our picks from the week online. For those who rock… After he was diagnosed with dementia at age…

March 21, 2013

1 in 3 Older Adults Now Dies With Dementia

One in every three Americans over 65 now dies with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia, according to sobering new statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association. Although the death…

August 19, 2019

Ask Joan: Wife has Dementia

…10 years since her dementia diagnosis. We are in our 70s. She has been in a memory care facility for four years, and I spend time with her several times…

March 10, 2013

Linky Sunday: A Big Dementia Discovery, Easy Video Messaging, Better Learning

It’s Linky Sunday – put on the coffee and prepare your cursor :) Here’s our pick of the week’s news from around the web. A big dementia discovery by ateam…

July 17, 2019

Two new ways to reduce Alzheimer’s risk

With age, the fear of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias may grow, and understandably so. About 5.7 million people in the U.S. have dementia currently, and as the population grows,…

July 14, 2017

The Restaurant of Order Mistakes: Compassion or Mockery?

…experience last month: All six of the wait staff had Alzheimer’s or dementia. The idea? Unless you know someone with dementia, you may have preconceived notions about people who suffer…

April 16, 2013

Does New Alzheimer’s Research Offer Hope?

report: 1 in 3 Older Adults Now Dies with Dementia Click here to read the Rand report Click here to read about the monetary cost of dementia in the US…

September 22, 2013

7 Fall Risk Factors (Don’t Blame the Scatter Rug)

…leading to gait problems and falls. This is the second most common kind of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. If you have vascular dementia you may stoop, taking short, shuffling or…

December 9, 2013

All the Selves We Have Been: Lynne Segal on How We Really Experience Aging

…but some were very critical of it. We have so many representations of women in dementia. There have been about a dozen films recently; “Amour“ is among them. And I…

January 4, 2016

11 Seniors Who Made Our Year

…the band after being diagnosed with dementia. The video shows fellow dementia patients reminiscing eloquently about rock ‘n roll and rocking out to Young’s music. “Malcolm,” this wonderful video offers,…