Bonnie Lynn Wright, PhD

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Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Location:

  • Chestermere, AL

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a challenging job may help people live longer after developing a certain type of dementia, a small study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed the medical charts of 34 people diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. This type of dementia typica...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests.

    The good news from the study is that treating sleep apnea with a continu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research.

    "What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both identifying diabetes and depre...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who pursue artistic, craft and social activities may stay mentally sharp longer, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that older adults involved in these activities or those who used a computer later in life were about half as likel...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study.

    The findings suggest that taking steps to reduce loneliness among older adults m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mexican-American seniors have high rates of physical disabilities, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed data from Mexican-Americans older than 65 who were followed for 18 years. They concluded that, on average, this group of people spends more...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Every face tells a story, and that story apparently includes hints of how quickly a person is aging, a new study contends.

    Facial features have proven even more reliable than blood tests in spotting those for whom time is taking a heavier toll, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims.

    Another protein called amyloid accumulates as Alzheimer's progresses, but is not the primary culprit behind the devastating memory los...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have developed a new scoring system to help identify seniors who are at high risk for memory and thinking problems that might lead to dementia.

    "Our goal is to identify memory issues at the earliest possible stages," wrote...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can't remember that work colleague's name? Misplaced your keys again? Don't fret: a new study finds that nearly everyone will suffer more memory lapses as they age, with men being more vulnerable to failing memory than women.

    The study also repo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most current guidelines suggest that when seniors report new back pain to their primary care physician they should quickly be sent for diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans or MRIs.

    But a new study suggests that early imaging may actually be a wa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cochlear implants not only boost hearing in seniors with severe hearing loss, they might also enhance their emotional state and thinking abilities, a new study finds.

    A cochlear implant is a small device that helps provide a sense of sound to p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet, physical activity and brain exercises can help slow mental decline in older people at risk for dementia, a new study suggests.

    On the other hand, a high body-mass index (BMI) and poor heart health are...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Staying physically active as you age may ward off brain damage that can limit mobility, a small study says.

    Small areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are seen in MRI scans of many older patients, according to scientists ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the flu season continues to wind down, it's increasingly clear that older Americans have been hit particularly hard, federal health officials reported Thursday.

    Not only did record numbers of seniors wind up in the hospital due to the flu, bu...Full Article