Tag Archives: Memory Loss

Performance in School Linked to Risk of Developing Dementia

Study demonstrates that the correlation between school grades, one's level of formal education and career complexity makes a big difference in the risk for developing dementia

At this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), a press release was given about the results of a study done on “the role of childhood school performance, education and the complexity of a person’s job on the risk of dementia.” … Continue reading

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Turn Back the Clock: Reversing the Effects of Aging?

Scientists are working to reverse certain effects of aging like muscle and memory loss -- but what is the key ingredient to "turning back the clock"?

“When I first heard this story from Tony Wyss-Coray, I thought it was absolutely amazing,” said Rudolph Tanzi, professor of neurology at Harvard. “I thought it was too good to be true.” Wyss-Coray was referring to the recent progress made … Continue reading

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Film Review: Away from Her by director Sarah Polley

Of all the films made about the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's, Polley's ranks as one of the most graceful -- and honest

“Away from Her” (2006) is a rare film about Alzheimer’s disease, and in my opinion, one of the best. As a film adaptation of the talented Alice Munro’s short story, “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” Sarah Polley’s film already … Continue reading

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Film Review: Still Alice (2014) by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer

One woman’s life turns upside down with the diagnosis and progression of her early-onset Alzheimer's

Still Alice is one of those essential movies, an instant classic that has an effect on all of its viewers, regardless of their backgrounds. Alzheimer’s and dementia are growing illnesses that have a growing effect on all of us as … Continue reading

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Pomegranates Helping Alzheimer’s

Research shows pomegranates calm brain inflammation for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

According to the American Alzheimer’s Association, over 15.5 million people provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care to those suffering from the disease in 2013 alone. That adds up to over $200 billion of care – and doesn’t even tally … Continue reading

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What is Geriatric Consultation and In-Home Assessment? An Interview with Mary Hulme

Mary Hulme on how understanding, education and communication elevate geriatric care

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Mary Hulme of Moonstone Geriatrics. Mary is a San Francisco native who “packed up her 1966 Mustang and headed to the University of California, Santa Cruz [to] receive her BA in Psychology”. When she returned to … Continue reading

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