Physical activity might help mend people with Alzheimer’s disease
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(Manuela Callari/ Cosmos) — It’s no real surprise that an active lifestyle is beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s disease. But researchers from the University of California have now added another piece to the puzzle in understanding how physical activity improves brain health and helps people with Alzheimer’s  …

The UK rolls out a new 5-minute AI Alzheimer’s test
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(Simone Spichack/ Being Patient) – – Time is of the essence when it comes to Alzheimer’s — early diagnosis provides more time to intervene and slow its progress. Current technology is expensive and time-consuming, but a number of faster tests are in the pipeline. Some of those leverage artificial intelligence,   …

Eye conditions may increase risk of dementia
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(Dave Yasvinski/ Healthing) — The eyes aren’t just windows to the soul, they may also offer a glimpse of the future, according to a new study that links ocular issues to a rising risk of dementia.

The research, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology , found that age-related macular degeneration,  …

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,  …

Brain-healthy foods that will help protect your memory
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(Kaitlyn Pirie/ Prevention) — What you choose to fuel your body with affects more than the number on the scale and how your jeans fit. Everything from your bone density to your memory can be supported by what you put on your plate. Specifically when it comes to brain health, the foods you eat have a major impact, says Dale  …

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   …

What types of memories are forgotten in Alzheimer’s disease?
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(Emile Delage/ The Conversation) — Alzheimer’s disease, a type of neurodegenerative dementia that affects memory, is well known in Canada, where more than half a million people live with it. This number is expected to double in the next 10 years as the population ages.

Alzheimer’s disease strikes fear in people.  …

Tooth loss associated with greater risk of dementia
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(Timothy Huzar/ Medical News Today) — In a new meta-analysis, researchers have identified a connection between tooth loss and a risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

The researchers found that the more teeth a person had lost, the greater their risk of developing dementia or cognitive decline.

The research, published  …

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