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Dementia

Tromsø researchers have found the connection between atrial fibrillation and dementia

Those who exercise the least and those who exercise the most have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. If this condition is not treated, it can also affect the brain.

Crosswords, knitting and gardening lower the risk of Alzheimer's

Physical activity can prevent dementia in the elderly. But activities that stimulate the brain, such as reading, going to concerts or weeding the garden, also lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease regardless of how much physical activity the person does, a Swedish study says.

Elderly people with dementia need more physical activity

A new study shows that elderly people with dementia who have good balance, muscular strength and mobility are less likely to suffer from depression.

Song and music helps patients with dementia

Music therapy reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression among persons with dementia, according to a review of several studies.

Can high blood sugar lead to dementia?

A Swedish study indicates that type 2 diabetics who fail to control their blood sugar levels properly run a higher risk of developing dementia. A Norwegian scientist thinks the Swedes might be jumping the gun.

Can cortisol indicate dementia?

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol could indicate memory problems in the elderly, but scientists do not know why.

Finding a good home for dementia sufferers

Small serviced housing projects and dementia villages might provide a more normal life for dementia patients than nursing homes and institutions?

Documenting how dementia sufferers benefit from GPS

A new study of 200 dementia sufferers in Norway reveals that almost all experience greater peace of mind and do more physical activity when using GPS devices.

Regular exercise slows the progress of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's grip on the brain and the mind is halted by exercise, new study shows.

How the brain connects words and smells

Scientists have discovered the parts of the brain that are used to recognize smells. With new imaging technology, scientists can observe activity in the brain.