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Serotonin may play important role in aging brain, dementia

August 18, 2017

Recent findings suggested the serotonin system may be an effective target for prevention and treatment of mild cognitive impairment.

“Now that we have more evidence that serotonin is a chemical that appears affected early in cognitive decline, we suspect that increasing serotonin function in the brain could prevent memory loss from getting worse and slow disease progression,” Gwenn S. Smith, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a press release.

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Simulation suggests substantial lifetime costs for dementia

August 17, 2017
A simulation of costs associated with dementia and caring for an individual with dementia indicated substantial increases in lifetime care costs, most of which were…
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Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017
A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not repeal the Affordable…
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Higher purpose in life impacts physical functioning in older adults

August 16, 2017
Having a higher sense of purpose in life was associated with decreased risk for weakening grip strength and slower walking speed among older adults, according to recent…
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State access standards did not improve accessibility to specialists

August 15, 2017
The implementation of specialty access standards by state Medicaid agencies did not result in widespread, meaningful improvements in access to specialist physicians for…
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Socially Assistive Robots: Measuring Older Adults' Perceptions

Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Online Advanced Release, July 13, 2017
To address manpower shortages, health care leaders recommend technology, including robots, to facilitate and augment…
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Redefining the Management of Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: A Meeting of the Minds

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are well recognized, but the non-motor symptoms are…
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VIDEO: Practitioners should define 3 values patients recognize about the practice

March 1, 2017
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