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Alzheimer’s Studies help understanding Concussion Injuries

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Concussion injury damage and progressive deterioration of neurons from Alzheimer’s disease look similar on brain scans, according to the latest study. They appear to produce similar symptoms as well. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine studied a group of concussion patients to determine which were the ones who experienced the most severe symptoms. They reported that those …

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Cellphones may protect brain from Alzheimer’s Disease

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This is an interesting twist of events that surprised even the researchers at the University of South Florida.  Cellphone radiation may be good for you and bad for you at the same time.  Tests on mice suggest that long-term cellphone use might actually help to fend off some of the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are exactly the opposite …

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New Robots help Humans cope with Illness, Alzheimer’s Disease

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Robots that can cook, dance to Michael Jackson songs or guide the blind are among the gadgets aimed at helping humans cope with illnesses on display in Spain at one of the world’s biggest annual gatherings of new technology enthusiasts. Standing 58 centimetres (23 inches) tall and with a plastic shell for a body, a humanoid robot called Nao drew …

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ICAD 09: A “Heart Healthy” Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline As We Age

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Eating a “heart healthy” diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. “We can’t do anything about aging or family history, but research continues to show us …

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ICAD 09: Adults Show a Poor Understanding of Alzheimer’s Link to Heart Health Risk Factors

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Colleen E. Jackson, M.S., a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut, and colleagues conducted an anonymous online survey of 690 adults to measure “dementia literacy,” that is, their knowledge and beliefs that may assist in the recognition, management, or prevention of Alzheimer’s.