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The Sense of an Ending

The New Yorker

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More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses, and that number is growing as the population ages - without any immediate prospect of a cure, advocacy groups have begun promoting ways to offer people with dementia a comfortable decline instead of imposing on them a medical...

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Family fighting Huntington’s Disease with sheep

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A certain breed of sheep may carry a specific trait that could possibly treat Huntington’s disease. Early trials have shown that mice treated with the chemical compound found in sheep can reactivate motor function.

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What if we prescribed video games, and not Ritalin, to treat ADHD?

Bright Magazine

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Game inventors have created a new game to help students who suffer from ADHD and other mental problems develop and stimulate their brains in a safer, more targeted way than normal medicines.

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Health & Medicine An American surgeon pioneers surgery for kids in Uganda that helps kids in the US

Public Radio International (PRI)

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The typical surgery for hydrocephalus, a brain swelling disease, often leads to infection. Medical constraints in Uganda inspired a neurosurgeon to create a safer and more effective surgery which is now used in Uganda and the U.S.

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Fostering a Team Approach to Drug Cures

The New York Times

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Chronic diseases have remained incurable and difficult to treat and myelin, the proteins in the body that transmit nerve impulses, is an important factor that connects them together. The Myelin Repair Foundation has created a collaborative partnership among different research labs to work on myel...

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For Young Saudi Women, Video Games Offer Self-Expression

NPR

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In Saudi Arabia, female gamers were barred from gaming conventions so an all-female gaming convection was born, offering women a place of self expression and encouraging careers in science and computer programming.

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Sharing Art Helps Medical Students Connect With Dementia Patients

NPR

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Many medical students are intimidated at the challenge of having to get accurate histories and establish a connection with someone with dementia. A non-profit Arts and Minds, is increasing students comfort level through out of the clinic museum visits for people with dementia and medical students.

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How a Throwback Model City in San Diego Could Help Alzheimer's Patients

CityLab

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What can you do to enjoy time with Alzheimer’s patients? A suburb near San Diego has recently opened a new town square with architecture designed to look like it is from the 1950s. The space offers aging baby boomers with dementia or Alzheimer’s a place to enjoy and interact with nostalgia.

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Lag In Brain Donation Hampers Understanding Of Dementia In Blacks

Kaiser Health News

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There is a racial disparity in science, the black population is extremely underrepresented and due to historically terrible treatment of black individuals by science they are very reluctant to engage in research. Therefore, researchers are now starting to directly target black and other underrep...

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The Rise of Dementia Villages — The Happiest Places on Earth?

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Providing care to the rising number of elderly individuals with dementia is difficult. Some facilities are channeling reminiscience therapy, and designing the homes to stimulate memories, use colours to help perceptions, and have its residents involved in tasks.

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