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NFL agrees to end race-based brain testing in $1B settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL has agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims.

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Signs of Dementia Usually Ignored by Women

About two-thirds of dementia patients are women, and after age 60, a woman has a 1 in 5 chance of developing the condition, says the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.

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Dementia symptoms: Why you shouldn’t ignore feelings of irrational anger

dementia tends to process over several years, depriving people of their most basic brain functions. Signs will start subtle, primarily affecting concentration and confusion. The disease also has a profound impact on people’s emotions, sometimes causing explosive outbursts

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Early detection of dementia is critical, specialist stressed

A medical expert has sounded the alarm on early and proper detection of dementia in the Philippines which is often misinterpreted as an aging problem or being ulyanin and malilimutin in Filipino terms.

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New Worksop group provides people living with dementia and their carers emotional support​​​​​​​

Dukeries Memory Group is a support group where people living with dementia and other memory loss conditions, and their carers can meet up in a friendly, non-judgemental, and welcoming environment, where having fun and gaining emotional support is paramount.

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How to support a person with dementia as lockdowns ease

Lockdowns lasting months in some states have seen tight restrictions on visitors to nursing homes. So as lockdowns ease, and if you’re vaccinated, you might be planning a happy reunion with your friend or family.

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Compassionate Care: Supporting Someone With Dementia

Did you know that dementia isn’t a specific disease? Rather, it’s a general term describing a loss of memory and other impaired cognitive functions that interfere with everyday activities. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, and while it primarily affects seniors, it’s not a natural part of the aging process.

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Confronting Ageism in Health Care: A Conversation for Patients, Caregivers and Clinicians

What does ageism in health care look like? It can be a thoughtless quip that makes an older person feel diminished. Or an assumption that patients are unable to follow a conversation or make their own decisions. Maybe it occurs when a concern is voiced, then discounted or dismissed.

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Family members frustrated as pandemic impacts Alzheimer’s, dementia patients

New Bern, CRAVEN COUNTY — Family members are speaking out about the effects of the pandemic’s social isolation on their loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

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Cork couple’s touching Alzheimer’s journey inspires re-release of Mescall’s ‘The Last Song’

The touching journey of a Cork couple coming to terms with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has inspired acclaimed songwriter Don Mescall to re-release ‘The Last Song’, this time as a ‘Song for Jim’.

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