Monthly Archives: May 2012

Diabetes as a Risk Factor for Dementia

A new study published in the Internal Medicine Journal, examined the association of diabetes with the onset of dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), vascular dementia (VD) and any dementia) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies that … Continue reading

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Distraction Can Reduce Pain

According to a report published in Current Biology, reduced pain perception while being distracted from pain is an everyday example of how cognitive processes can interfere with pain perception. Researchers from the University Medical Center, Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, using high-resolution spinal … Continue reading

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Who Benefits the Most from Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia?

A study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reports that the efficacy of cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) has been demonstrated, but little is known about the characteristics of people with dementia, who may respond to this therapy. This study … Continue reading

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

For more than 50 years, Mental Health America and hundreds of affiliates from around the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This unified … Continue reading

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