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More beds needed for violent patients, care-home killing inquest finds

WINNIPEG — A tragic death at the Parkview Place Care Home four years ago shone the light on a much greater issue, and now an inquest report released Friday shows Manitoba personal care homes are not equipped to handle the increase in dementia patients. 383 more words


LTD is reduced in Alzheimer's and Tau and Abeta are involved

Canadian Association for Neuroscience says that molecules that are strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease are important players in a process called long-term depression (LTD), researchers have discovered. 329 more words


Music and Art Activities for Alzheimer's and Dementia

I had a resident in the dementia unit at work. She never spoke more that one word at a time. She rarely spoke at all. She was sweet and used to like to come along with me, as I did laundry and other tasks. 740 more words

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Fundraising walk help society 'keep pace' with rising rate of Alzheimer's

When Chrysler worker Brian Karr began forgetting basic things like his route to work, he was 52, too young for his family to think he had Alzheimer’s. 412 more words


Peeking Into Healthy Brains To See If Alzheimer's Is Brewing

WASHINGTON — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. 869 more words


#31: Still Alice -Lisa Genova

I enjoyed this book as much as it gave me a newfound phobia– this whole Alzheimer’s thing is so underrated, as compared to chronic diseases like cancer and the like. 485 more words

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Still Alice Movie Review

My quest to watch all of the 2014 Academy Award nominees was interrupted by NCAA March Madness, NHL Playoffs and Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals, but I finally had an opportunity to watch the riveting performance of Julianne Moore, the Academy Award Winner for Best Actress, in the heartbreaking film… 286 more words