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  1. Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication might offer a safer option for calming the agitation that commonly affects people with Alzheimer's disease, an early clinical trial suggests. The study, of 22

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  2. Red Wine Ingredient and Alzheimer's Progression

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and berries, may have some activity against Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary clinical trial suggests. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that certain plants produce to shi

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  3. 'You Can Catch Alzheimer's': Really?

    Sept. 11, 2015 -- People in the United Kingdom and around the world woke up to some brain-shrinking headlines Thursday morning. “You Can Catch Alzheimer’s,” said the front page of London’s Daily Mirror.  “Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Caught Through Medical Accidents,” was the headline on the Telegraph

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  4. When Awareness of Memory Problems Fades

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is full blown, a new study finds. That had been suspected, but not clearly shown before,

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  5. Exercise, Supplements May Not Keep Elderly Sharper

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found. The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association,

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  6. 9 Factors May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests. Those include obesity (specifically, high body mass index, an

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  7. Aging Brains and Vulnerability to Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now think they know why that's the case. New cutting-edge technology reveals that as you age, your brain becomes less and less capable of flushin

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  8. The Most Effective Way to Protect an Aging Brain

    Aug. 7, 2015 -- Scientists have a message for anyone who’s worried about memory loss -- move, a lot. Researchers have known for some time that exercise is good for aging brains. The latest studies, though, are adding some finer points to that message: While exercise appears to work best before memor

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  9. Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests. These medications include Aricept (donepezil), Razadyne (galantam

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  10. Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people born after 1930 may have a lower risk of developing dementia than the generation before them, adding to evidence that the incidence of dementia may be declining in the United States and elsew

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