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    1. Pat Summitt's Death And Early Alzheimer's

      By Margaret Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women's college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn't on the court -- it was Alzheimer's disease. Summitt died Tuesday at ag

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    2. Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood. "This study provides reassurance to individuals who

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    3. Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may have more "leaks" in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests. Known as the blood-brain barrier, it's made up of tightly joined ce

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    4. Men's Y Chromosome Loss Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study of more than 3,200 men found those who already had Alzheimer's were ne

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    5. Caregivers Often Sacrifice for Alzheimer's Costs

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease means caregivers often skimp on their own food and medical care, and even sell their belongings to support their loved one, a new report released Wednesday shows. The cente

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    6. Can a DIY Test Reveal Signs of Alzheimer's?

      In the months after her husband died unexpectedly, Liz Arledge found it hard to focus and mingle with others. Was it a natural part of grieving, she wondered, or signs of something else? Her younger brother had dementia, and her mother had lived for 12 years with Alzheimer's. Was she following in th

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    7. Could Less Time Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spending less time on their home computer may be a sign that seniors have early stage Alzheimer's disease, researchers suggest. Computer use requires multiple brain functions, including attention, planning and memory. Whi

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    8. Verbal Skills of Women With Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, women tend to remember words better than men do, which could delay diagnosis in women, new research suggests. The difference exists even though women and men have similar amo

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    9. Can a Drink Help Memory in Early Dementia?

      March 14, 2016 -- Early results of a study suggest a nutritional drink may help memory problems in people with early dementia. But Alzheimer's groups urge caution regarding the findings. The drink, Souvenaid, is a patented combination of fatty acids, vitamins, and other nutrients derived from milk,

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    10. Even Gardening or Dancing May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular physical activity, including gardening or dancing, may cut Alzheimer's risk by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. Researchers who analyzed lifestyle habits and brain scans of nearly 900 older adults fo

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