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Dementia is more than occasionally forgetting a name or a word – The Washington Post

But potential signs of the disorder could be forgetting how to get to a place you visit frequently or having problems with daily activities, such as eating, dre…

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Incidence increases dramatically as people move into their 90s. About 5 percent of those 71 to 79 have dementia, and about 37 percent of those about 90 live with it.
Older people may worry about their own loss of function as well as the cost and toll of caregiving for someone with dementia. A 2018 study estimated that the lifetime cost of care for a person with Alzheimers, the most common form of dementia, to be $329,360. That figure, too, will no doubt rise, putting even more burdens on family…

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Senators ask HHS, CDC about ‘highly alarming’ excess Covid-19 deaths – CNN

Three senators have asked HHS and CDC about an excess of deaths above the 200,000-plus Covid-19 deaths amind the coronavirus pandemic

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(CNN)Three Democratic US senators have asked the US Health and Human Services Secretary and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director to explain what they’re doing to investigate a “highly alarming” excess of deaths in the United States, above and beyond the more than 200,000 fatalities directly attributed to Covid-19.
“Newly released CDC data reveal that ‘an estimated 299,028 excess deaths occurred from late January through October 3, 2020, with 198,081 (66%) excess deaths attributed…

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These lifestyle changes may protect your brain from Alzheimer’s and dementia – The Boston Globe

Deceptively simple, research-backed health strategies that won’t hurt — and may even help.

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Set aside that crossword puzzle and get moving, because exercise is one of the best things you can do for an aging brain. Numerous studies have found a strong association between physical activity and a reduced risk of cognitive decline. Work at Massachusetts General Hospital revealed that engaging in physical activity also helped slow the loss of brain tissue. The mechanisms are unclear, but study authors speculate that in addition to increased blood flow to the brain, the effect may be influenced…

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Face Mask With Anti-viral Layer to Deactivate COVID-19 Virus – SciTechDaily

Anti-viral layer attacks respiratory droplets to make mask wearer less infectious. In the pandemic, people wear face masks to respect and protect others — not merely…

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Schematic shows how a chemical modulation layer “sanitizes” the face mask wearer’s respiratory droplets. Credit: Northwestern University
Anti-viral layer attacks respiratory droplets to make mask wearer less infectious.
In the pandemic, people wear face masks to respect and protect others — not merely to protect themselves, says a team of Northwestern University researchers.
With this in mind, the researchers developed a new concept for a mask that aims to make the wearer less infectious. The central…

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