Dementia 101 : What I found while looking around

[PDF] Delaying Onset of Dementia: Are Two Languages Enough?

M Freedman, S Alladi, H Chertkow, E Bialystok…

Abstract There is an emerging literature suggesting that speaking two or more languages may significantly delay the onset of dementia. Although the mechanisms are unknown, it has been suggested that these may involve cognitive reserve, a concept that has been

 

Amusement Reactivity in Patients with Frontotemporal Dementia

U Beermann, CM Haase, R Nusslock, RW Levenson

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is characterized by atrophy in brain regions centrally involved in socio-emotional functioning. Compared to controls, FTD patients showed diminished facial amusement behavior and reported experiencing a more non-specific

 

Statin use reduces the risk of dementia in elderly patients: a nationwide data survey and propensity analysis

CK Wu, YH Yang, TT Lin, CT Tsai, JJ Hwang, JL Lin… – Journal of Internal Medicine, 2014

 

Recreating living experiences from past memories through virtual worlds for people with dementia

P Siriaraya, CS Ang – Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on …, 2014

Abstract This paper describes a study aimed to understand the use of 3D virtual world (VW) technology to support life engagement for people with dementia in long-term care. Three versions of VW prototypes (reminiscence room, virtual tour and gardening) utilising

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5 thoughts on “Dementia 101 : What I found while looking around

  1. It is heartening to note that multi-language practice could delay dementia. While I can speak two languages fluently and one kinda-sorta-fluently, I’ve been seriously considering learning a fourth. This concept strengthens my resolve.
    Thanks for the links. Very informative.

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  2. I think it’s so important to keep the brain stimulated and active, as we get older. I read that those who have played a musical instrument throughout their lives, are less likely to suffer from dementia. However, my son’s guitar teacher who was a fantastic musician, died at 50 from Alzheimers. Who knows what the answer is? 😕

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