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Can Arts, Crafts and Computer Use Preserve Your Memory?

Can Arts, Crafts and Computer Use Preserve Your Memory?

Via American Academy of Neurology: People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialize in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of the thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia, according to a new study published in the April 8, [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

Mayo Clinic Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid, the other toxic protein that characterizes Alzheimer’s, builds [...]

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Petersen problem of who to test :20

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia. The study is published in the March 18, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the [...]

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Petersen implication for care and spending :35

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia. The study is published in the March 18, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the [...]

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Petersen results high medium low risk :35

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia. The study is published in the March 18, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the [...]

Created by Brian Kilen

Is it Dementia, or Just Normal Aging? New Tool May Help Triage

Is it Dementia, or Just Normal Aging? New Tool May Help Triage

ROCHESTER, Minn – Researchers at Mayo Clinic developed a new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia.  The study is published in the March 18, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the [...]

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Mayo Clinic Radio: Alzheimer's Disease/Meditation

It's estimated that 5 million Americans age 65 and older may have Alzheimer's disease. And with an aging population on the rise, that number is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years. On this week's program, Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, has the latest [...]

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Alzheimer's, dementia and MCI overlap but have different meanings Blood thinners: Can I still get blood clots? Dilated cardiomyopathy Stress management: Know your triggers Antidepressants and alcohol: What's the concern?

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