Loss of smell linked to early dementia risk

A new study indicates that our nose can provide clues to dementia risk. The long-term study, conducted by the University of Chicago, found that those between the ages of 57 to 85 who we unable to pick up on common odors were more than twice as likely as those with a...

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The power of hope shows promise in cancer study

When we talk about the C word (cancer), cancer, or the D word (dementia), it’s hard to spell out hope. Both diseases, while very different, take a tremendous physical and mental toll, both on the patient and family. The psychological benefits of hope can go a long...

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Mobile game offers datasets, insights for dementia research

Ever played an addicting game on your iPhone and wondered how you just spent 30 minutes on a whole lot of nothing? I think we’ve all been there. Sea Hero Quest, like many others games, is an electric kaleidoscope with challenges that test memory and spatial awareness....

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Study: Hope regained through connections in dementia care

A little hope can go a long way. When I encounter families caring for loved ones with dementia, or those with loved ones in long-term care facilities, I see that hope can move mountains. It is the source of our psychological, spiritual and physical well-being. A study...

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4 reasons why caregivers need to be dementia-aware

Caregivers at assisted-living facilities have a tough job. They wear many hats as patients under their care have a diversity of aches, illness and disease that add to the complexity of the services they must provide. From my experience as an educator and advocate of...

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