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The Logbooks

Journalist Anne Farrow has written a profoundly personal reflection on historical memory, based on her discovery of Atlantic slave trade logbooks, and on her mother’s painful descent into dementia.

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Fact: Coffee Is Good for You

People “give up” coffee the way they do cigarettes and red meat, but numerous studies tell us that unlike those other vices, America’s liquid breakfast of choice has many health benefits.

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Study: Blood Test Can Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers in the United States say they have developed a prototype blood test that can tell with 90 percent accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s disease within three years.

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Get Me to Hogeweyk Before It’s Too Late

In an attempt to keep patients as physically and psychologically comfortable as possible, a town-within-a-town in the Netherlands allows people with dementia to walk, shop and eat—and nearly everything else one does in a community—safely.

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Do We Sleep to Clean Our Brains?

American scientists think they’ve discovered the function of sleep: to clear molecular buildup in the brain in what Guardian science reporter Ian Sample calls a “rubbish disposal service.”

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Can Stress Lead to Dementia?

A new study discovered a link between everyday stressors and brain diseases, such as dementia, that manifest themselves in later years. But try not to let that stress you out.

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Middle-Age Obesity Linked to Dementia Among Elderly

A study published in the journal Neurology reports that people who are obese in middle age are almost four times more likely than those of normal weight to develop diseases that lead to dementia in later life. (more)

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High Blood Pressure Linked to Dementia

Before we scare you, keep in mind that if everyone in America who experienced high blood pressure—that’s about a third of us—got dementia, you would know about it. However, new research suggests that the relationship between hypertension and dementia is more pronounced and alarming than doctors previously understood ... (continued)

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A Curry a Week

A curry a week may keep the doctor away. Or more precisely, curcumin, a component of turmeric—a key spice in curry powder—has been found to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia if consumed once or twice a week.

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Bad News for Older Smokers

Cigarette smoking is even worse for your health than previously thought. Dutch researchers have found that smokers over the age of 55 are 50 percent likelier to develop some form of dementia.

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Ellen Goodman: Some Things Do Not Pass

My mother died last month at 92.  At the end, she had lost much of what she had.  But, still, she left treasures.

 

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From iFilm.com

Does Bush Have Pre-Senile Dementia?

That is the provocative claim illustrated by this video, which compares the president’s current rhetorical skills with his speaking prowess in 1994.
This video has been around since 2004, but it’s new to us.
video | the story behind the video

Posted on Feb 6, 2006 READ MORE


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