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Music positively affects cognitive function, mood, and relationships among dementia patients. The researchers found that patients who take part in a music program experience positive effects in these aspects of life.
The researchers spent nine months studying a music program… Read More
Aerobic exercise may help ward off dementia, according to research findings. The study involved 16 people who performed various aerobic exercises such as using a treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike. The participants worked out four times a week for the… Read More
Atrial fibrillation raises the risk of dementia, according to research findings. The study also found that atrial fibrillation patients taking warfarin (the blood thinner) to reduce their risk of stroke were more likely to develop dementia, compared to patients who… Read More
Forgetfulness and memory lapses are part of both normal aging and dementia, but there are key differences between the two, which set them apart.
Dementia is quite different from normal age-related memory loss because it doesn’t affect just memory. In… Read More
Dementia and cognitive decline may be delayed by preventing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This is important as more people are living longer with diabetes, as obesity rates continue to rise, and more people are living with chronic heart disease. A… Read More
A new study has found there are fewer Americans living with dementia. The study analyzed the responses from over 10,000 Americans over the age of 65 and found the dementia prevalence dropped nearly 24 percent between 2000 and 2012.… Read More
This weekly health news roundup presents our latest posts on osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, diabetes, and Lewy body dementia. This week we learned that bone mineral density is impacted by quality of life, while cognition problems in Alzheimer’s disease may… Read More
With cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease on the rise, it’s important to understand how these ailments affect the elderly. In light of this, we present our latest articles on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions including diabetes, prostate… Read More
Lewy body dementia (LBD) may often be misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease, according to research findings. Howard I. Hurtig, chair at the department of neurology, Pennsylvania Hospital warned, “While the symptoms of LBD may be similar to Alzheimer’s and… Read More
Some dementia patients may start exhibiting aggressive behavior as the disease progresses. There are different causes for behavioral changes in dementia which don’t necessarily revolve around the disease itself. For example, behavioral changes may be associated with some sort of… Read More
Lew body dementia (LBD) is an umbrella term referring to both Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. In dementia with Lewy bodies, cognitive symptoms interfering with daily living present themselves before or within one year of Parkinson’s-like movement… Read More
In dementia patients, depressive symptoms may be reduced with high-intensity exercise and group activities. Author of the dissertation Gustaf Boström explained, “Unfortunately, depression is common among older people, especially in people with dementia. Treatment with antidepressant drugs is often… Read More
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