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Walking while counting backward can diagnose dementia

Simple walking tests can accurately diagnose a type of dementia that may sometimes be reversed when identified early and quickly treated, a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology found.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:00:07 GMT
Excessive alcohol use linked to dementia

Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:05:55 GMT
Intergenerational care: Where kids help the elderly live longer

On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:11:46 GMT
Nursing homes sedate residents with dementia by misusing antipsychotic drugs

Children complained about parents who were robbed of their personalities and turned into zombies. Residents remembered slurring their words and being unable to think or stay awake. Former administrators admitted doling out drugs without having appropriate diagnoses, securing informed consent or divulging risks.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:55:49 GMT
Why it's so hard to treat dementia

Finding a cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's is challenging. They're difficult to diagnose, and drugs struggle to get into the brain as the brain's blood supply is largely separate to the rest of the body.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:15:30 GMT
New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:12:56 GMT
Trump's language on school shooter's mental health could be harmful, experts say

President Trump called the Parkland high school shooter a "sicko." Experts say this kind of language is harmful, and studies show that most people with mental illness are more likely to be victims, not perpetrators.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:49:59 GMT
A powerful letter captures a teacher's existential crisis: Would I die for my students?

Rebecca Field says she'd take a bullet for her students. But she's furious it could come to that.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:42:26 GMT
Multistate salmonella outbreak tied to chicken salad

An outbreak of salmonella infections linked to chicken salad has sickened 65 people in five states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. No deaths have been reported, but 28 people have been hospitalized.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:04:54 GMT
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