News tagged with dementia

UK police to track dementia patients using GPS

(AP)—A British police force is hoping to save time and money by giving a few dementia patients GPS tracking devices, a technique already used by health and welfare agencies but condemned by some campaigners as "barbaric."

dateMay 01, 2013 in Other
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US employers eager for new foreign worker program

As desperate as unemployed Americans are to find work, there are still some jobs that many would never consider applying for because they are seen as too dirty, too demanding or just plain unappealing.

dateApr 10, 2013 in Other
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Sorting out structure of a Parkinson's protein

Clumps of proteins that accumulate in brain cells are a hallmark of neurological diseases such as dementia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Over the past several years, there has been much controversy over the ...

dateApr 01, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Home-based assessment tool for dementia screening

(—With baby boomers approaching the age of 65 and new cases of Alzheimer's disease expected to increase by 50 percent by the year 2030, Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool that allows adults to screen ...

dateOct 03, 2012 in Software
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Order from disorder

NPL and University of Leicester scientists have explored a new way of ordering proteins for materials engineering at the nanoscale, using natural biological phenomena as a guide.

dateMay 02, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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