Bingo is an ideal game for people with dementia

Games for people with Alzheimer’s can be low-tech, high-tech, or anything in between. Every care community in the world probably has a Bingo game – and that’s about as low tech as you can get – yet Bingo has been shown to have positive effects when played by Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients. When I was just beginning my research into Alzheimer’s disease, trying to find out what it was, why it effected a person the way it did, and looking for best-care practices, I came across a study i...
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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s

You can prevent Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain. https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_genova_what_you_can_do_to_prevent_alzheimer_s?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=talk&utm_term=science
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Prevention Study Introduces Alzheimer’s Retinal Imaging Eye Test

NeuroVision announced its participation in the landmark Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s (or “A4”) clinical trial.  They will be working with investigators at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine (UC San Diego) and the University of Southern California (USC). The purpose of the A4 study is to test whether a new investigational treatment called "solanezumab" can slow or prevent memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s. Beta-amyloid is the main suspect behind Al...
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Memory loss and other symptoms of dementia.

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which ...
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Validity of the Georgian Montreal Cognitive Assessment for the Screening of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) test has been shown to be a reliable tool to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI), however, no Georgian language version exists. The goal of this study is to determine the validity, reliability, and accuracy of Georgian version of MoCA in the evaluation of amnestic MCI (aMCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Montreal Cognitive Assessment was translated into Georgian language and was administered to healthy participants (HP) and patients with aMCI and AD...
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Can We Help Care Providers Communicate More Effectively With Persons Having Dementia Living in Long-Term Care Homes?

Background:Effective communication between residents with dementia and care providers in long-term care homes (LTCHs) is essential to resident-centered care.Purpose:To determine the effects of a communication intervention on residents’ quality of life (QOL) and care, as well as care providers’ perceived knowledge, mood, and burden.Method:The intervention included (1) individualized communication plans, (2) a dementia care workshop, and (3) a care provider support system. Pre- and po...
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