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Poetry Provides Gateway to Past for Alzheimer Sufferers

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November 22, 2013
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Alzheimer's sufferers find it difficult to recall recent events and so can easily feel isolated and lonely, but one association in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK is using poetry and song to recover long-buried memories.


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MultiVu (Sep. 21, 2012) — Seventy-five (75) percent of people with dementia and 64 percent of caregivers believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia in their countries, according to survey fielded by Alzheimer's Disease International and published today in the World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia. The report was released on Alzheimer's Action Day as part of World Alzheimer's Month activities engaging people in the cause and raising awareness about the disease.
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Insomnia Might Raise Stroke Risk, Especially In Young Adults

Insomnia Might Raise Stroke Risk, Especially In Young Adults

Newsy (Apr. 4, 2014) — According to a large four-year study, insomnia sufferers are 54 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than their sound-sleeping peers. Video provided by Newsy
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Paralysed Rats Electrically Stimulated to Walk Again

Paralysed Rats Electrically Stimulated to Walk Again

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 24, 2014) — Paralysed rats have been helped to walk involuntarily over obstacles by electrically stimulating the severed part of their spinal cord in research at Switzerland's EPFL. Human trials inside an innovative gait platform at a nearby hospital could begin next year, offering hope to spinal cord injury sufferers currently unable to walk. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Hawking's Speech Software Goes Open Source for Disabled

Hawking's Speech Software Goes Open Source for Disabled

AFP (Dec. 2, 2014) — The system that helps Stephen Hawking communicate with the outside world will be made available from January in a move that could help millions of motor neuron disease sufferers. Duration: 00:41 Video provided by AFP
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