More than 41 million dementia cases globally are undiagnosed
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(Andrew Gregory, Linda Geddes/ The Guardian) — More than 41 million people living with dementia worldwide have not yet been diagnosed, according to a report by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI).

Experts say getting diagnosed with the disease is vital, enabling those affected to receive support and treatment,  …

Dementia numbers expected to rise rapidly
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(Kimberley Kielley/ The Brandon Sun) — September is World Alzheimer’s Month.

In Manitoba, there are more than 23,000 people who have dementia. This number is rapidly growing and by 2038 it is expected to reach more than 40,700, according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba. Even more startling is that 62 per cent of Manitobans
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Having someone listen to you may provide you with cognitive resilience
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(New York University/ Futurity) — Supportive social interactions in adulthood are important for your ability to stave off cognitive decline despite brain aging or neuropathological changes such as those in Alzheimer’s disease, the new study finds.

Cognitive resilience is a measure of your brain’s ability to function  …

‘Magic table’ uses technology and active play to help people with dementia
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(Susan Schwartz/ The Montreal Gazette) — As images of green leaves and red ladybugs projected from above danced on a tabletop at the Maimonides Geriatric Centre on Wednesday and participants reached out to swipe at them, resident Harry Mintz had a good line.

“One lady that doesn’t bug me too much,” he said. It earned him a   …

Exposure to chronic stress linked to Alzheimer’s disease, research shows
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(Devrupa Rakshit/ The Swaddle) — A new study has linked exposure to chronic stress with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — suggesting interventions to manage stress levels earlier in life could help reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases later.

Caused by the degeneration and death of  …

Canadian study looks at using radiation to treat Alzheimer’s
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(Avis Favaro, Elizabeth St. Philip. Alexandra Mae Jones/ CTV News) — A CT scan is usually used to diagnose a problem, not treat it.

But Canadian scientists are using CT scans to test out a provocative theory: could low doses of radiation from the scans actually help treat Alzheimer’s?

Results from a small pilot study  …

Is your memory normal for your age?
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According to Toronto Star medical columnist Dr Nicole Anderson, many older adults mistakenly interpret normal effects of ageing on memory for the onset of Alzheimer’s. While forgetting the names of one’s loved ones may be a sign of dementia, forgetting the names of acquaintances is pretty normal for anyone over 40, she writes.  …