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Researcher receives $1.9 million grant to study development of memory networks in children

Wed, 2016-07-13 07:02
Noa Ofen, Ph.D., a Wayne State University researcher in lifespan cognitive neuroscience, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to study the development of memory networks in children.
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Study examines how frequently older adults with diagnosed and undiagnosed dementia perform unsafe activities

Thu, 2016-06-23 14:10
Dementia currently affects some 5 million people in the U.S., and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Having dementia affects the way you think, act, and make decisions.
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In-hospital program improves community mobility, posthospitalization function in older adults

Thu, 2016-06-16 12:15
Decreased mobility during hospitalization for older adults is associated with increased risk of death, nursing home admission and functional decline. University of Alabama at Birmingham investigators found that patients who participated in a mobility program were less likely to experience a decline in mobility when compared to the usual care provided during hospilization.
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Researchers explore why women have ubiquitous survival advantage than men

Wed, 2016-06-15 20:10
Women live longer than men. This simple statement holds a tantalizing riddle that Steven Austad, Ph.D., and Kathleen Fischer, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explore in a perspective piece published in Cell Metabolism on June 14.
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Video conference technology connects hospital specialists and nursing home staff to care for dementia patients

Tue, 2016-06-07 13:09
Nursing homes in the United States care for increasing numbers of people with dementia, yet many lack access to geriatric psychiatrists, behavioral neurologists and other specialists who may help manage symptoms associated with dementia, including behavioral issues.
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Hearing problems impact life space mobility of older adults

Tue, 2016-06-07 13:01
Research has found that hearing loss has wide-ranging impacts not only on older people's ability to communicate, but also on their ability to move about and participate in different hobbies and activities. This has been revealed in studies funded by the Academy of Finland whose results have been published in international scientific journals.
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Johns Hopkins study highlights added risks of undiagnosed dementia in older adults

Thu, 2016-06-02 20:17
A Johns Hopkins study on data from more than 7,000 older Americans has found that those who show signs of probable dementia but are not yet formally diagnosed are nearly twice as likely as those with such a diagnosis to engage in potentially unsafe activities, such as driving, cooking, and managing finances and medications.
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Right carbohydrate intake linked to healthy aging

Thu, 2016-06-02 12:49
Most people know that a diet high in fiber helps to keep us "regular." Now Australian researchers have uncovered a surprising benefit of this often-undervalued dietary component.
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Fasting-mimicking diet may help decrease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Fri, 2016-05-27 10:16
Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
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Self-care can help nurses manage compassion fatigue

Thu, 2016-05-26 18:18
The heart of healthcare is stressed. With longer shifts, staffing shortages and healthcare changes taxing our nurses, it's no surprise that up to 80 percent report suffering compassion fatigue at some point in their careers, according to recent studies.
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