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Health Tip: Brain Games for Seniors

Health Tip: Brain Games for Seniors

(HealthDay News) — Many doctors encourage seniors to use brain fitness games as a means to help deal with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases, says SeniorLiving.org. Latest Alzheimer’s News While research remains inconclusive, there appears to be a correlation between brain games and brain health. The website says brain games that may help seniors […]

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What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?

What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Dealing with the agitation, anxiety and aggression that often come with dementia is one of the most challenging aspects of caring for someone with this brain disorder. But new research suggests that massage and other non-drug treatments may be more effective […]

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donepezil (Aricept)

donepezil (Aricept)

What is donepezil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Donepezil is an oral medication used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It belongs to a class of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors that also includes tacrine (Cognex). Scientists believe that Alzheimer’s disease may result from a deficiency in chemicals (neurotransmitters) used by nerves in the brain […]

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What to know about acetylcholine

What to know about acetylcholine

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Standard Memory Tests for Seniors Might Differ by Gender

Standard Memory Tests for Seniors Might Differ by Gender

Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are some tests designed to measure memory declines missing signs of trouble in women? New research suggests that might be the case. More women than men were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) when sex-specific scores were used on memory tests, researchers report. They explained […]

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Can Your Eating Habits Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay?

Can Your Eating Habits Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you hear the word diet, you might think only of weight loss. But a lifestyle diet can bring even greater benefits. One option that belongs on your radar is the MIND diet created by researchers at Rush University in Chicago. […]