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Living with Dementia

Cognitive Deterioration

Dementia: general aspects - Terms

Up to the 1700s, states of cognitive and behavioural deterioration of whatever origin ending up in psychosocial incompetence were called amentia, dementia, imbecility, morosis, fatuitas, anoea, foolishness, stupidity, simplicity, carus, idiocy, dotage and senility. In Roman times, the word ‘dementia’ was also used to mean ‘being out of one’s mind, insanity, madness, folly’ (Lewis… Dementia: general aspects - Terms   



Stress reduction through meditation may aid in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease

It’s well known that the brains of meditators change, but it’s not entirely clear what those changes mean or how the changes might benefit the meditator. A new pilot study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that the brain changes associated with meditation and stress reduction may play an important… Stress reduction through meditation may aid in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease   



What is dementia?

mental stimulation1 - hippocampus6 - stepfamily1 - symptomatic memory loss1 - amyloid plaques13 - delirium8 - cortical atrophy1 - alzheimer's prevention1 - parkinson's symptoms3 - atherosclerotic plaques2 - tau3 - stupidity or foolishness1 - neu11 - failing memory1 - trigger for alzheimer's1 - brain functions in patients1 - caffeine2 - cognitive skills2 - diet high in carbohydrates1 - ad prognosis1 - parkinson's psychosis1 - brain insulin1 - spect1 - wernicke-korsakoff syndrome15 - nilotinib1 - brain structure1 - semantic dementia1 - huntingtons disease4 - neurofilaments1 - sleep1 -