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    1. Calcium Supplements May Up Women's Dementia Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. And that seems particularly true if a woman has already sustained an event cau

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    2. Underweight Seniors May Have More Alzheimer's Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a lower weight may increase older adults' risk of the memory-robbing disorder Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The study included 280 healthy people aged 62 to 90 with normal mental function. The participa

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    3. Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may benefit people who have memory loss, but don't yet have dementia, suggests a review by Chinese researchers of five earlier studies. Nothing has yet been proven to halt the progression to dementia in thos

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    4. Deep Brain Stimulation for Early Alzheimer's?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation appears safe for people with early Alzheimer's disease -- and might even slow down memory loss in some, a preliminary study suggests. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is already used to treat some cases o

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    5. Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating a targeted area of the brain with small doses of weak electricity while you sleep may enhance your ability to remember what you learned the night before, new research finds. The new procedure is called tran

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    6. 2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

             By Steven Reinberg                  HealthDay Reporter                      TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease is often misdiagnosed, possibly causing undue stress for those who don't have the disease but are told they do, and delays in treatment for others, two ne

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    7. 'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Antipsychotics

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 25 percent of dementia patients in U.S. nursing homes are still quieted with risky antipsychotic medications. Now, a small study suggests that managing these difficult patients, instead of medicating them, could obta

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    8. Alzheimer's Patients and Avoidable Hospital Stays

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests. One in 10 people with Alzheimer's dise

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    9. Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom "checklist" that might aid earlier diagnosis. Experts have long focused on so-called mild cognitive impairmen

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    10. Women More Resilient to Alzheimer's Gene Effects?

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk. The st

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