Walking and Other Aerobic Exercise May Aid the Aging Brain

Older people with mild cognitive impairment showed improvements in brain blood flow and memory after a yearlong aerobic exercise program.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #brain, #carotid-arteries, #elderly, #exercise, #journal-of-alzheimers-disease, #memory, #university-of-texas-southwestern-medical-center

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Learning to Love a Stepmother Through the Language of Flowers

I loved the strenuous labor, the smell of the upturned soil as I planted a seed, and learning from her how to shepherd a plant through its life cycle.

#alzheimers-disease, #dating-and-relationships, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #marriages

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NFL’s Concussion Settlement Will Look at Racial Bias in Payouts

Mediation in the case could force a reopening of hundreds of denied dementia claims from Black players if race-based evaluation benchmarks are thrown out.

#alzheimers-disease, #black-people, #brody-anita-b, #concussions, #davenport-najeh-1979, #discrimination, #henry-kevin-1968, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer’s Patient in a Nursing Home

The pandemic has stolen away the chance to surround the sister we are losing to dementia with our love, so that she does not have to face death alone.

#alzheimers-disease, #bipolar-disorder, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A Year of Unraveling

For the millions of Americans living with dementia, every day during this pandemic can bring a fresh horror.

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elder-care, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #national-institute-on-aging, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes

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Marty Schottenheimer, 77, Winning N.F.L. Coach With Four Teams, Dies

With a running attack known as Martyball, his teams won 200 regular season games and reached the playoffs 13 times but never made it to the Super Bowl.

#alzheimers-disease, #american-football-conference, #cleveland-browns, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #kansas-city-chiefs, #los-angeles-chargers, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #washington-redskins

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Study Finds People With Dementia Are Twice as Likely to Get Covid

The analysis of nearly 62 million electronic medical records in the U.S. also found that Black people with dementia were at an even greater risk.

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #case-western-reserve-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #research, #your-feed-science

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Modern Love: The Day His Journal Went Blank

A daughter races to collect her father’s memories before Alzheimer’s can steal them away.

#alzheimers-disease, #love-emotion, #parenting

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Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

“He’s not the old Tony anymore,” his wife, Susan, said. “But when he sings, he’s the old Tony.”

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #bennett-tony, #elderly, #memory, #music, #pop-and-rock-music

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Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests

IBM researchers trained artificial intelligence to pick up hints of changes in language ahead of the onset of neurological diseases.

#alzheimers-disease, #artificial-intelligence, #dementia, #international-business-machines-corporation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #research, #tests-medical

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Eli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial

Participants with the disease still declined, but much more slowly than those receiving a placebo, investigators say.

#alzheimers-disease, #clinical-trials, #donanemab, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eli-lilly-and-company, #research

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Nursing Home Patients Are Dying of Loneliness

As the vaccine rolls out in nursing homes, more visits should be allowed.

#alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #loneliness, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Study a Rare Brain

A woman in Colombia with a rare genetic mutation recently made the ultimate donation to science.

#aliria-rosa-piedrahita-de-villegas, #alzheimers-disease, #boston-mass, #brain, #dementia, #genetics-and-heredity, #harvard-university, #lopera-francisco, #massachusetts-general-hospital, #medellin-colombia, #research, #university-of-antioquia, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Singing My Dad Back to Me

For a moment, songs let us share the same space in our minds, though it’s only as temporary as the memory occupying his.

#alzheimers-disease, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #memory, #music, #parenting

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Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Faces Critical Test Before F.D.A. Panel

If ultimately approved, the drug, aducanumab, made by Biogen, would be the first new Alzheimer’s treatment in nearly two decades. Some evidence suggests it slows, but does not stop, cognitive decline.

#alzheimers-disease, #biogen-inc, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #your-feed-science

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Nursing Homes, Racked by the Virus, Face a New Crisis: Isolation

Nursing homes set restrictions to lower risks, but Covid-19 has continued spreading in some homes, and residents are now grappling with consequences from isolation.

#alzheimers-disease, #american-health-care-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #elderly, #kirkland-wash, #loneliness, #nursing-homes

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Living in Noisy Neighborhoods May Raise Your Dementia Risk

As community noise levels increased, so did the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

#alzheimers-disease, #dementia, #elderly, #noise

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Why Are TikTok Teens Listening to an Album About Dementia?

Creepypasta meets esoterica in an ongoing meme.

#alzheimers-disease, #everywhere-at-the-end-of-time-musical-work, #kirby-leyland-james, #tiktok-bytedance

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The Pandemic’s Real Toll? 300,000 Deaths, and It’s Not Just From the Coronavirus

A C.D.C. analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among young adults and people of color.

#alzheimers-disease, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #diabetes, #heart, #jama-journal-of-american-medical-assn, #millennial-generation, #minorities, #native-americans, #statistics, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote

Yes, you can help a cognitively impaired person participate in the election. But heed these two guidelines.

#absentee-voting, #alzheimers-disease, #content-type-service, #dementia, #disabilities, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #presidential-election-of-2020, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Will They See Me as a Son, a Daughter or a Stranger?

Thirteen years ago, my parents tried to wish away my gender transition. Now, Alzheimer’s threatens to erase their memory of me altogether.

#alzheimers-disease, #love-emotion, #memory, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Judge Agrees to Retire After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Judge ShawnDya L. Simpson, 54, agreed to step down after the Commission on Judicial Conduct determined her behavior in court was “erratic and at times intemperate.”

#alzheimers-disease, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #commission-on-judicial-conduct-nys, #simpson-shawndya-l, #tembeckjian-robert-h

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Dementia on the Retreat in the U.S. and Europe

Rates of dementia have steadily fallen over the past 25 years, a new study finds. But the disease is increasingly common in some parts of the world.

#alzheimers-disease, #blood-pressure, #dementia, #disease-rates, #elderly, #harvard-university, #neurology-journal, #united-states

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‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach

Scientists say such tests could be available in a few years, speeding research for treatments and providing a diagnosis for dementia patients who want to know if they have Alzheimer’s disease.

#alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #clinical-trials, #dementia, #eli-lilly-and-company, #frontotemporal-dementia, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #lund-university, #research, #tests-medical, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-science

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Trump Says He ‘Aced’ a Cognitive Test. What Does That Really Mean?

Experts say one popular test that the president might have taken is by no means definitive, or even diagnostic.

#alzheimers-disease, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #dementia, #elderly, #memory, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-elections, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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I Miss My Father’s Mind

Was he one of the hidden victims of the coronavirus pandemic?

#alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #loneliness, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Pride Through Repetition

Coming out repeatedly to my grandmother with Alzheimer’s allowed me to fully embrace my queer identity.

#alzheimers-disease, #dating-and-relationships, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

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Losing My Mom to Alzheimer’s, Then Finding Her Again

I wish someone had told me about the beauty that waited at the end of this journey.

#alzheimers-disease, #families-and-family-life

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Dementia Patients Aren’t in Their ‘Perfect Mind.’ Then Again, Who Is?

In “On Vanishing,” Lynn Casteel Harper argues that society needs a better approach to understand and care for people who are suffering cognitive decline.

#alzheimers-disease, #books-and-literature, #dementia, #elder-care, #harper-lynn-casteel, #on-vanishing-mortality-dementia-and-what-it-means-to-disappear-book

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My Father Didn’t Have Covid-19, but He Almost Died Because of It

Dad was fading and the hospital seemed like the most dangerous option. What was I supposed to do?

#alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #haifa-israel, #hospitals, #nursing-homes

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