Monthly Archives: April 2010

Parkinson’s disease could be eased using deep brain probes

A brain “pacemaker” can fight Parkinson’s disease, according to The Independent. The newspaper said that combining deep brain stimulation (DBS) implant surgery with standard drug treatment has been found to give greater improvement in motor function and to reduce symptoms … Continue reading

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Personality changes may help detect form of dementia

A simple personality test could help doctors more quickly detect dementia with Lewy bodies, a form of dementia often confused with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dementia … Continue reading

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New Dementia Social Network

Opportunity Links to develop pioneering dementia social network A peer support network, using cutting edge social networking technology to support people affected by dementia, is being developed by Opportunity Links. A pioneering project to support people affected by dementia is … Continue reading

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BBC News – Dementia support ‘needs overhaul’ in Scotland

A leading dementia group has called for an overhaul in the way support is provided for people with the condition. Alzheimer Scotland called for more “choice and control” for sufferers and their families, and warned the status quo was “not … Continue reading

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SiliconRepublic.com: Simplify rules for research grants: EU Commissioner – R&D

Simplify rules for research grants: EU Commissioner 29.04.2010 Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has proposed a plan to simplify the procedures for taking part in EU-funded research projects. Announcing the plan at The European Commission in Brussels today, … Continue reading

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NINDS and the Recovery Act: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Summary The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure Links to Dementia

MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure may predict dementia in older adults with impaired executive function (difficulty organizing thoughts and making decisions), but not in those with memory problems, a new study has found. The study included … Continue reading

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