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    1. 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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    2. '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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease may affect people's ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows. Undetected pain may allow underlying health issues to go untreated, leading to serious complications, such a

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    7. Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene related to Alzheimer's disease may start to show effects on brain structure and mental sharpness as early as preschool, a new study suggests. Researchers have long known that a gene called APOE is related to the ris

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    8. FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

      July 7, 2016 -- A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is devastating enough. A diagnosis at a relatively young age adds another dimension to the illness. Early-onset Alzheimer's strikes less than 5% of all people with the degenerative brain disease. But the death of legendary college basketball coach P

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    9. Test Might Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Young Adults

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene test may one day be able to predict the risk for Alzheimer's disease in young adults, a new study suggests. People without any thinking impairments, but with a high number of gene mutations linked to Alzheimer's

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    10. Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say. But certain memory problems -- such as putting your car keys in the fridge -- may indicate a mo

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