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Managing the risks of dementia

Preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia, or at least delaying the onset, is achievable. Research points to several dementia risk factors, and many scientists believe that the key lies in identifying those risks and addressing them as early as possible. Intervention for prevention Dr Yakir Kaufman, a director of neurology services at Herzog Hospital, Jerusalem has suggested that a person displaying all …

Animatronic pets help alzheimer's sufferers

Purrs and wags: animatronic pets and senior care

Pet ownership for seniors has long been recognized as beneficial. Just 15 minutes spent bonding with an animal can instill a feeling of companionship and improve our general emotional wellbeing. However, when issues relating to health, mobility or finances arise, some seniors feel they are simply unable to care for a pet. As many as 1 in 4 senior Canadians …

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Alzheimer’s research round-up

For nearly 30 years, the amyloid cascade hypothesis has been central to the research of Alzheimer’s disease. This theory suggests that a build-up of damaging proteins initiates damage to brain cells. This build-up can be linked to early cognitive problems in Alzheimer’s patients. Scientists are still searching for ways to stop the accumulation of these proteins. Only this year, 4 …

Old Stuff for memories

Old stuff day: keeping memories alive

National Old Stuff Day is the day for celebrating old stuff, and rekindling memories! This March 2nd, take some time to gather up your old stuff. That bag of trinkets destined for the charity store might be all your loved ones need to rekindle memories and reconnect with you and your family. Why old stuff matters in memory care More …