NIH grant study explores improvisational dance for dementia

July 24, 2017
Researchers from Wake Forest University received a $1.5 million grant from the NIH to conduct a 3-year clinical trial on the effect of…

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Goal-oriented therapy improves quality of life, mood in early Alzheimer’s

July 18, 2017
Goal-oriented therapy improved mood and quality of life among individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, according to data…

Comprehensive program plus medication more effective for functioning in Alzheimer's disease

July 17, 2017
A comprehensive, individualized management program significantly improved functioning in moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s disease, compared with…

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Choosing the right technology for dementia care

May 30, 2017
SAN DIEGO — While the field of dementia care is burgeoning with new technologies, there is little guidance on the most effective devices on the…

In the Journals

Topical imiquimod may be effective alternative to surgery for melanoma in situ

April 25, 2017
Topical imiquimod cream may be an effective treatment for patients with melanoma in situ who are not candidates for surgery, according to long-term…

In the Journals

Antioxidant supplements do not prevent Alzheimer disease

March 20, 2017
Antioxidant supplements, including vitamin E, selenium and a combination of the two, did not effectively prevent Alzheimer disease in asymptomatic…

In the Journals

Postmenopausal hormone therapy ineffective for Alzheimer disease

February 16, 2017
Postmenopausal hormone therapy was not associated with decreased risk for Alzheimer disease; however, long-term self-reported use was associated with…

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Cognitive training app effective for moderate, late-life depression

January 12, 2017
A mobile cognitive training app for depression may be effective for moderate and late-life depression, according to recent findings. “We found…

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for dementia

October 18, 2016
A comprehensive systematic review indicated exposure to air pollution, aluminum, pesticides, vitamin D deficiency and other variables moderately…

DEA cites lack of safety, abuse potential in rejection of medical marijuana

August 11, 2016
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has announced several actions on marijuana classification and research, as well as hemp cultivation, the…

Americans spent over $30 billion on complementary health approaches in 2012

June 22, 2016
An analysis of survey data found that adults and children in the United States spent $28.3 billion and $1.9 billion, respectively, out-of-pocket on…

In the Journals

Tai chi showed efficacy similar to physical therapy for treatment of knee osteoarthritis

May 25, 2016
Tai Chi was found to improve well-being and relieve pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to research published in Annals of Internal

NIA awards grant to study MIND diet for Alzheimer’s disease

May 10, 2016
The National Institute of Aging recently granted $14.5 million to researchers conducting a study on a dietary intervention, the Mediterranean-DASH…

Alzheimer’s Association awards grant to study drug treatments

May 6, 2016
The Alzheimer’s Association recently announced a $4.3 million research grant for a new phase of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s…

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Blueberries may improve mild cognitive impairment

March 14, 2016
Data presented at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society indicated an association between blueberry…

PsychoGenics, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation partner to advance Alzheimer’s disease research

January 19, 2016
PsychoGenics Inc. and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation recently announced a new partnership that will enable Alzheimer’s Drug…

NIH funds robot projects aimed at improving quality of life

December 7, 2015
The NIH has announced that it will spend $2.2 million to fund the development of robots that will help the elderly, the young and those with vision…

In the Journals

Telephone-delivered CBT more effective for older adults with GAD living in rural areas

August 5, 2015
For older patients with generalized anxiety disorder, telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy and telephone-delivered nondirective…

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Psychotherapy via telemedicine yields similar results to in-office therapy for veterans with MDD

July 27, 2015
Results from a randomized, controlled, open-label non-inferiority trial indicate psychotherapy administered via telemedicine had similar results to…

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LGG lead to discrete alterations in gut microbiota among elderly

July 1, 2015
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG ATCC 53103 was associated with distinct, transient effects on anti-inflammatory pathways in gut microbiota among an…