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Monday, December 7, 2015

Health Research: No-drill' dentistry stops tooth decay ♦ Explore memory decline in people with epilepsy ♦ People with dementia exposed to low quality of life through lack of activity


People with dementia exposed to low quality of life through lack of activity People with dementia living in long-term care often show low levels of activity participation, which negatively impacts their quality of life.
No-drill' dentistry stops tooth decay A new study has revealed that tooth decay can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional 'fill and drill' approach that has dominated dental care for decades. The seven year study found that the need for fillings was reduced by 30 to 50 per cent through preventative oral care.
A smartphone-induced EEG waveform and an intelligent algorithm for seizure detection are among the emerging new technologies. Four innovative studies promise to reshape current paradigms for seizure detection and epilepsy management

Four studies explore memory decline in people with epilepsy Four studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society's (AES) 69th Annual Meeting uncover the biological factors that mediate memory decline in people with epilepsy, particularly those with seizures that affect the temporal lobe. Loss of neurons from the hippocampus, a brain region that processes and stores memories, is a common cause of temporal lobe epilepsy. People with temporal epilepsy caused by hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS) have impaired memory and find it particularly challenging to recall details of specific events in everyday life.

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