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9 hrs ago | Medical News Today

About one-third of mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease patients are at risk from malnutrition

Patients with Parkinson's disease can experience difficulties with food preparation and ingestion, which could contribute to poor nutrition and place them at risk for malnourishment. Published studies have also suggested that PD is associated with low weight, however few studies included control groups.

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Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health, Medicine, Nutrition, Sweden, World News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Northampton Today

Eye nurse who set up clinic at Northampton General Hospital retires

A nurse who has worked at Northampton General Hospital for 36 years and helped set up a specialist eye clinic has retired. Sue Moore has worked her way up from a staff nurse to be a nurse practitioner in charge of the age-related macular degeneration department, set up in 2008.

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Related Topix: Health, Macular Degeneration, Medicine

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Fears Rise of Medication Misuse by the Elderly

Prescription-drug abuse and misuse by seniors doesn't get much attention. But with the senior population steadily growing, it's getting harder to ignore.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Depression

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Clinton Hospital introduces program for geriatric, Alzheimer's patients

Sharon Johnson, director of The Hearthstone Institute, is introducing Hearthstone's "I'm Still Here Activity" program, an innovative method of working with people living with cognitive impairments to Clinton Hospital's Geriatric Medical Psychiatry Unit and Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. The free program, inspired by the educational philosophies of childhood educator Marie Montessori, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Tufts University, University of New England

Fri Sep 12, 2014

OregonLive.com

Putting your finger on dementia protection: Drs. Oz and Roizen

A cross section of a normal brain, right, and one of a brain damaged by advanced Alzheimer's disease. You don't have to be a genius to understand that as your brain goes, so go your health and happiness.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Washington University in St. Louis

Binder, Dikranian named Loeb Teaching Fellows

Ellen Binder, MD, and Krikor Dikranian, MD, PhD, have been named the 2014-2016 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The fellowship program was established in 2004 with a gift from Carol and Jerome Loeb to advance clinical education and also is supported by the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation.

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Related Topix: Ipad, Health

EurekAlert!

Few mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease patients suffer from...

Patients with Parkinson's disease can experience difficulties with food preparation and ingestion, which could contribute to poor nutrition and place them at risk for malnourishment. Published studies have also suggested that PD is associated with low weight, however, few studies included control groups.

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Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health, Medicine, Nutrition, Sweden, World News

Medgadget

Tedmed DC 2014 Day 1 Stage: Innovation through Imagination and Day of Personal Stories

Between speakers on stage, start-ups in the Hive, and socializing with our fellow TEDsters, we're looking forward to three days of unlocking imagination. This year, Medgadget's coverage will cover both the action on stage and the TEDMEDHive, a social space where questions, ideas, and solutions collide.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Genetics, Inventions, Science / Technology

Wed Sep 10, 2014

HON

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three years, individuals with blood type AB were almost twice as likely to show memory problems as those with type O blood, the most common blood group, the study found.

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Related Topix: University of Vermont, Hemophilia

News Max

Type AB Blood Raises Dementia Risk: Study

People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three years, individuals with blood type AB were almost twice as likely to show memory problems as those with type O blood, the most common blood group, the study found.

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Related Topix: Hemophilia

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Forum on dementia to meet next week

The Vashon Social Service Network and the county's Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services will host a forum on Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia on Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Vashon, WA, Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, King County, WA

Washington University in St. Louis

Carr becomes first Wolff professor of geriatric medicine

Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, David B. Carr, MD, and Victoria Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and head of the Department of Medicine, at Carr's installation as the inaugural Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Geriatric Medicine.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, University of Missouri, Missouri, Health

Capital Weekly

Planning Your Life no matter the chapter

Spectrum Generations 3rd Annual "There's No Place Like Home" Symposium is coming to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Damariscotta.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Damariscotta, ME, Psychology, Medicine, Science

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and mortality in older adults: results ...

Correspondence: Dr JA Batsis, Section of General Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, NH, Medicine, Nutrition, Heart Failure, Health

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Patch.com

Tips For Caring For An Aging Pet at Library Lecture

Phoenixville Public Library will present a free lecture, "Caring for the Aging Pet", on Monday, September 29 at 7:00 PM.

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Related Topix: Phoenixville, PA, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Health, Acupuncture, Berwyn, PA

PhysOrg Weblog

Melatonin does not reduce delirium in elderly patients having acute hip surgery

Melatonin supplements do not appear to lessen delirium in elderly people undergoing surgery for hip fractures, indicates a new trial published in CMAJ .

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Related Topix: Melatonin, Supplement, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

Bangor Daily News

3rd Annual "There's No Place Like Home" - Thriving in Place Symposium

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center's 3rd Annual "There's No Place Like Home" Symposium "Planning Your Life No Matter the Chapter" is coming to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Belvedere Road in Damariscotta on September 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, Damariscotta, ME, Medicine

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Monterey County seniors finding pain relief in medical marijuana

CARMEL >> In the middle of the day, as she performs household tasks while listening to her favorite music, an unusual thing happens to Bobbe Meyer, an 86-year-old Monterey Peninsula resident who has struggled for years with acute pain from arthritis.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Arthritis

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Circulation

White Matter Lesions Are Associated With Hospital Admissions Because...

From the Department of Neurology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland and Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland ; School of Medicine, University of Tampere and FimLab Laboratories Ltd, Tampere University Hospital Region, Tampere, Finland ; Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Finland, World News, Medicine,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Capital Weekly

Save the Date: 3rd Annual "There's No Place Like Home" Thriving in ...

Save the Date: 3rd Annual "There's No Place Like Home" Thriving in Place Symposium - Planning Your Life No Matter the Chapter Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center's 3rd Annual "There's No Place Like Home" Symposium "Planning Your Life No Matter the Chapter" is coming to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Belvedere Road in ... (more)

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, Damariscotta, ME, Medicine

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