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7 Conditions Masquerading As Dementia


More than 40% of dementia diagnoses have been shown to be wrong.  Here’s what may really be going on.   Imagine this nightmare. For the last few years your mother has had serious memory problems.  She gets lost driving.  She repeats the same question to you over and over again.  …

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10 Tips for Connecting to Someone With Dementia

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  Talking with someone hindered by dementia can be difficult. Try these strategies. We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia — but we can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the quality of your relationship with …

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7 Surprising Symptoms of Dementia


While memory loss is one of the best known signs of dementia, it’s not always the first, and definitely not the only one… Developing dementia is now a bigger fear for people than cancer, so being up to speed on the different symptoms is important. “Most people fear getting dementia, …

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Study: An Intellectual Life Could Protect Against Dementia


Even for people with less education, mental activity in mid and late life gave them at least three years of protection against cognitive impairment. As America ages, the specter of cognitive decline looms. In a 2012 AARP membership survey, 87 percent of respondents said they were extremely or very concerned …

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Diet Soda and Dementia: What You Need to Know


A recent study found that drinking even one diet soda a day may triple your risk for developing dementia. But there’s a lot more to the story. Nutrition Diva explains. A study published last week in the journal Stroke found that drinking even one can of diet soda a day triples your risk …

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This Very Specific Symptom Could Be An Early Sign Of Dementia

Man pumping gas into the tank

Most people associate the early stages of dementia with symptoms such as getting confused or struggling to recall details, but now scientists have revealed something that could be far more telling. The new study has shown that struggling to distinguish between the smell of bubblegum and petrol could be an early sign of …

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7 Creative Hobbies That Boost Your Memory


Here at eHow, we’re all about being creative. It’s an excellent way to pass the time while having fun, and the best part is that you get to create something totally unique. It doesn’t stop there, though. Having a creative hobby can seriously improve your memory, helping you remember things …

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