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Cognitive Reframing Can Help Dementia Caregivers With Depression And Stress

Family caregivers of people with dementia experience more burden and are at greater risk of developing depression than caregivers of people with a chronic illness. A new evidence review from the Netherlands finds that a psychotherapy technique called cognitive reframing can help reduce caregivers’ stress when they are caring for loved ones with dementia.

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Aerobic Exercise May Reduce The Risk Of Dementia And Slow Its Progression After Onset

Any exercise that gets the heart pumping may reduce the risk of dementia and slow the condition’s progression once it starts, reported a Mayo Clinic study published this month in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers examined the role of aerobic exercise in preserving cognitive abilities and concluded that it should not be overlooked as an important therapy […]

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Improving And Maintaining Health Factors May Lower The Risk Of Dementia

Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as denture fit, vision, and hearing, may lower a person’s risk for developing dementia, according to a new study published in the July 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The lead study author was Kenneth Rockwood, […]

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Obesity May Directly Impact Midlife Brain Vulnerability To Cognitive Decline

Many Americans who are obese have likely endured an uncomfortable conversation with their doctors during a routine checkup. Many are probably already familiar with the staggering list of diseases caused by their expanding waistlines, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, certain types of cancer, and coronary heart disease, but still cannot bring themselves to […]

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