Dementia in the News

Neurology Journal (May 13, 2009): The Late-Life Dementia Risk Index

Publication Date: 
Wed, 05/13/2009

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Pittsburgh have recently published a late-life dementia risk index in the journal Neurology. Their objective was to develop a late-life dementia risk index that can accurately stratify older adults into those with a low, moderate, or high-risk of developing dementia within 6 years, using a sample group of 3,375 participants in the Cardiovascular Health Cognition Study.

New York Times (June 12, 2009): All-Night Care for Dementia's Restless Minds

Publication Date: 
Fri, 06/12/2009

The patients were on the loose again, moving their shrunken frames through the nursing home's shadowy halls, chattering and giggling like children sneaking out of camp. 

New York Times (June 11, 2009): Learning New Skills to Starve Off Dementia

Publication Date: 
Thu, 06/11/2009

At the age of 78, Bob Branham, a retired computer software developer in Dallas, Tex., took up quilting. It wasn't his idea, actually. He'd never dreamed of piecing together his own Amish diamond coverlet or rummaging around Jo-Ann Fabrics in search of calico prints.  But then he enrolled in a trial sponsored by the National Institute on Aging to assess whether learning a new skill can help preserve cognitive function in old age. By random assignment, he landed in the quilting group.

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/can-dementia-be-prevented

HBO: The Alzheimer's Project (May 2009)

Publication Date: 
Fri, 05/01/2009

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