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Mar 05 Proper Eating Improves Dementia Patients' Physical And Mental Health (Medical News Today) -- Dementia patients who are given an educational program to help them remember proper eating habits not only improve their physical health, but their mental health as well. Read article »
Mar 05 Left-Sided Brain Injury Linked To Greater Risk For Hospital-Acquired Infections (Medical News Today) -- The March 2013 issue of Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the medical journal of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, features an article by Kessler researchers Pasquale Frisina, PhD, Ann Kutlik, BA, and A.M. Barrett, MD... Read article »
Feb 26 Occupational therapists partnering with general practitioners to prevent falls: Seizing opportunities in primary health care (Medworm) -- (Source: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal) Read article »
Feb 26 Molecular Pathway of Alzheimer's Disease Reveals New Drug Targets (Advance-SLP) --

The discovery of the molecular pathway that drives the changes seen in the brains of Alzheimer's patients revealed new targets for drug discovery that could be exploited to combat the disease. A study gives the most detailed understanding yet of ... Read article »

Feb 26 Antioxidants: No Impact on Stroke or Dementia Risk? (Ivanhoe) -- (Ivanhoe Newswire) 2013 Antioxidants such as lycopene, beta-carotene and vitamins C and E are found in many foods. Contrary to other research, a new study found that the total level of antioxidants in people's diets is not related to their risk of ... Read article »
Feb 14 Potential Target Identified For Age-Related Cognitive Decline (Medical News Today) -- As the elderly age, their ability to concentrate, reason, and recall facts tends to decline in part because their brains generate fewer new neurons than they did when they were younger. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Cell Stem Cell.. Read article »
Feb 07 The New Old Age Blog: Therapy Plateau No Longer Ends Coverage (Medworm) -- Thousands, and possibly millions, of Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health problems can now continue to be covered for physical therapy because of an action by Congress and a recent court settlement. (Source: NYT Health) Read article »
Feb 07 \[Psychosocial interventions in dementia\]. (Medworm) -- Authors: Kurz A Abstract Psychosocial interventions improve cognitive abilities (cognitive stimulation, cognitive training), enhance emotional well-being (activity planning, reminiscence), reduce behavioral symptoms (aromatherapy, music therapy) a Read article »
Feb 07 Alzheimer's to triple by 2050 as baby boomers age (Yahoo! Health) -- CHICAGO (Reuters) - The number of U.S. residents aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to nearly triple to 13.8 million by 2050 as aging baby boomers swell the ranks of those living with the brain-wasting disease, U.S. ... Read article »
Jan 30 Poor Sleep Causes Memory Loss And Forgetfulness (Medical News Today) -- Poor quality sleep among the elderly can cause significant memory loss and brain deterioration, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The study is the first of its kind to confirm the link between poor sleep Read article »
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