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Caring for Horses Can Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients

May 6th, 2014
Caring for Horses Can Benefit Alzheimer's PatientsSpending time with horses and caring for their needs eases the symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia, according to new research published in the journal Anthrozoos. The small pilot study was a ...

Humor Can Aid Memory in Seniors

April 29th, 2014
Humor Can Aid Memory in SeniorsHumor may indeed be the best medicine, especially for older folks. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California have found that laughing can reduce levels of stress hormones and improve ...

Exercise To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Away

April 24th, 2014
Exercise To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease AwayA study of older adults finds evidence that moderate physical activity can stave off shrinkage of the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation -- the area that ...

Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain Diseases

April 23rd, 2014
Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain DiseasesA new study suggests a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Researchers at the ...

Improve Dementia Management – Without More Drugs

April 22nd, 2014
Improve Dementia Management – Without More Drugs A panel of specialists in senior mental health has developed a new approach for handing agitation, aggression, and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia. Researchers believe the ...

Modeling the Cellular Basis of Memory

April 17th, 2014
Modeling the Cellular Basis of MemoryResearchers at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains the cellular mechanisms responsible for retaining select memories a few hours after an event. This new ...

Low Vitamin D Tied to Cognitive Decline in Elderly

April 17th, 2014
Low Vitamin D Tied to Cognitive Decline in ElderlyAlthough vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment are common in elders, prior research has failed to determine whether there's a relationship between the two. In a new ...

Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning

April 14th, 2014
Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning Green tea is known to contain antioxidants and nutrients that many believe enhance health and lower the risk of cancer. New research now finds that green tea ...

Middle Age Workouts Can Lower Dementia Risk

April 10th, 2014
Middle Age Workouts Can Lower Dementia RiskEmerging research suggests regular physical activity in middle age appears to lessen the chance of dementia in later years. University of Eastern Finland researchers found that those who engaged in ...

Watching Grandkids Helps Grandma Stay Sharp

April 9th, 2014
Watching Grandkids Helps Grandma Stay Sharp  A new Australian program finds that taking care of grandkids one day a week helps grandmothers' mental acuity. Researchers say that is good news for women after menopause, ...