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When words are hard to find, social interactions decline-4774

When words are hard to find, social interactions decline

In France and in the United States, 236 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease completed questionnaires detailing whether they had difficulty finding the right word when speaking and how often they enjoyed social and nonsocial leisure activities.

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More light during the day calms people with Alzheimer's-4769

More light during the day calms people with Alzheimer's

People with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia may experience changes in their sleep patterns, such as difficulty sleeping or taking naps during the daytime. Among the non-drug treatments are spending time in sunlight in the mornings, along with avoiding stimulants, adhering to a regular schedule and getting daily exercise (Alzheimer’s Association).

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Using the Internet may help reduce risk of depression-4705

Using the Internet may help reduce risk of depression

At four time points, 3,075 participants in the Health and Retirement Survey (2002-2008) reported on their feelings of depression and use of the Internet.

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Mental health

Dementia and depression found among users of adult day and home health services-4541

Dementia and depression found among users of adult day and home health services

Drawing from a US national survey of long-term care providers and other data sources, a new report summarizes information on care providers. In 2012, there were an estimated 4,800 state-regulated adult day services providers and 12,200 Medicare- or Medicaid-certified home health agencies.

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Mental health

Singing enhances life quality for people with dementia-4431

Singing enhances life quality for people with dementia

Three times a week, 18 people in a secured unit for people with dementia participated in a singing chorus or listened to music.

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Mental health

In assisted living, a sense of belonging lowers risk of depression-4428

In assisted living, a sense of belonging lowers risk of depression

Previous research has shown that a sense of belonging—the need for people to form strong social relationships—can influence a person’s physical and mental health. The author of a new study noted that people living in assisted living facilities were more likely to experience depression compared to those living in the community.

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Mental health

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