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Midlife stress may be linked to dementia and Alzheimer's diseaseOctober 16, 2013

According to a recent study bySwedish researchers, midlife stress may be linked with risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The study, which spanned nearly 40 years, linked midlife stress to a 15 percent increased risk of developing any type of dementia, and a 21 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

According to the authors, common stressors "...may have severe and long-standing physiological and psychological consequences". Stressors looked ... read more

 
Alzheimer Society of Canada's 28th National ConferenceNovember 8, 2012

WRAP-UP - published by Alzheimer Society of Canada

For three days this November, more than 450 delegates from across Canada and the world came together at the Alzheimer Society of Canada's 28th National Conference, Alzheimer Research and Innovation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Held in Toronto, the conference featured rewowned Canadian researchers, clinicians, health professionals and educators reporting on the latest ... read more

 
Symptom Information SeriesOctober 18, 2012
To view Volume 1 of DementiaGuide's Symptom Information Series click here Repetitive Questioning
 
Dementia on the World StageOctober 18, 2012

According to Alzheimer's Disease International, there are an estimated 24 million people with dementia worldwide. By 2040, it is projected that this figure will have increased to 81 million. Much of the increase will be in developing countries. Already more than 60% of people with dementia live in developing countries, but by 2040 this will rise to 71%. The fastest growth in the elderly population is taking place in China, India, and their south Asian and western Pacific neighbours.
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Alzheimer's disease and dementia are two different DiseasesOctober 11, 2011

The Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease and dementia are two very different things

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease is a very common question and a source of a lot of confusion since the two terms are often used interchangeably. They aren't interchangeable. Alzheimer's Disease and dementia are two very different things. The difference between dementia a ... read more

 
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