Story highlights Poor sleep may lead to a buildup of the plaques and tangles that cause dementia Researcher: "Not everyone who experiences sleep problems should now worry about developing dementia" (CNN)One in three Americans doesn't get enough sleep, and 45% of the world's population doesn't either. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls that a "public health problem," because disrupted sleep is associated with a higher risk of conditions including diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. What about Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia? It's well known that people with Alzheimer's suffer sleep issues. Insomnia, nighttime wandering and daytime sleepiness are common for them, as well as other cognitive disorders such as Lewy body dementia and frontal lobe dementia. But could poor sleep earlier in life actually cause dementia? Read More REM sleep and dementia A new study in the journal Neurology, the journal for the American Academy of Neurology, … [Read more...] about Can poor sleep lead to Alzheimer’s or dementia?
Carla Gaut, The Buckingham senior living community resident and certified flower judge, shows other residents how to make floral arrangements on Thursday, Nov. 7, for memory care residents. November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, and 1.76 million Texans battle the debilitating disease. less Carla Gaut, The Buckingham senior living community resident and certified flower judge, shows other residents how to make floral arrangements on Thursday, Nov. 7, for memory care residents. November is ... more Photo: Courtesy By The Buckingham Photo: Courtesy By The Buckingham Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Carla Gaut, The Buckingham senior living community resident and certified flower judge, shows other residents how to make floral arrangements on Thursday, Nov. 7, for memory care residents. … [Read more...] about The Buckingham residents craft flowers to brighten lives
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Want the key to a long and healthy life? A new study says – stop thinking so much. Researchers at Harvard Medical School looked at the brains of people who had died in their 60s and 70s – compared to those who had died over the age of 100. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that people who died at an earlier age had lower levels of the protein known as REST (RE-1 Silencing Transcription) That protein helps to quiet down brain activity. The brain tissue of people who had lived to 100 had more of this protein, which reportedly reacts to genes which are known to spark the brain when thinking. Previous studies have also found that REST can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. The report’s lead author, Prof. Bruce Yankner, said in a statement that the data “could have such far-ranging consequences for physiology and life span.” Currently, it is not possible to measure REST in a living brain. To test … [Read more...] about Thinking Too Much Can Cause You To Die Younger, Brain Study Finds
Information via Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral HomeMarie Parente, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away at her home on the morning of Saturday, November 9, 2019 with her loving family at her side. Marie was born in Stamford on October 15, 1935, and was one of seven children born to the late Dominick and Angelina (Loglisci) Denicola. Marie was 84 years old at the time of her passing.Marie married the love of her life and husband of 64 years, Henry "Hank" Parente. Together they raised three daughters and dedicated their lives to their family and friends. Everyone was affectionately received and welcomed into her home. Marie's greatest joy came from cooking and caring for her family. She considered it a blessing to play such a big role in the lives of her grandchildren, and again in the lives of her great grandchildren.Marie and Hank enjoyed travelling together and spending winters in Pompano Beach, Florida. While we will miss her dearly, we take comfort in the memories of our … [Read more...] about Obituary: Marie Parente, 84, Of Stamford
Information via North Haven Funeral Home John W. Gauld, 72, of Hamden, formerly of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Hamden Health Care Center with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Mary Herbert Gauld. John was born in New Haven on July 11, 1947 and was the son of the late John H. and Theresa DeMayo Gauld. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York. John had taught elementary school, was involved with advertising and later was a website developer. He was an active parishioner of St. Rita Church. He served as a Eucharistic Minister, initiated the RCIA program and prepared couples for the sacrament of marriage though Pre Cana. Father of Julia (Adam) Taranto, John S. (Cari) Gauld, Matthew J. (Jessica) Gauld and Michael A. (Colleen) Gauld. Grandfather of Sophia, William and Ella Taranto, Hunter, Owen, Aiden, Ryan and Emma Gauld. Brother of Maureen (Frank) Fiore. In lieu of flowers, … [Read more...] about Obituary: John W. Gauld, 72, of Hamden