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  1. Alzheimer's-Linked Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep in old age may be linked to the brain-clogging plaques thought to contribute to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. "Sleep appears to be a missing piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle, and enhancing sleep may

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  2. White Matter Damage in Brain and Early Alzheimer's

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Damage to the brain's white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. Researchers used a specialized MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess whit

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  3. Fish Oil and Better Brain Function in Older Adults

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids -- found in many types of fish -- may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 40 mentally healthy adults, aged 65 to 75, who had the gen

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  4. Alzheimer's-Tied Brain Plaque May Precede Symptoms

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal protein clumps may appear in the brain up to 30 years before people develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study estimates, perhaps providing a window of opportunity to intervene. Scientists have long known that people w

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  5. Medical Marijuana Pill Falls Short: Dementia Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So-called medical marijuana pills may not ease the common behavioral symptoms that affect people with dementia, a small study suggests. In a trial of 50 dementia patients, researchers found that pills containing the main ac

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  6. Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

    May 13, 2015 -- Healthy eating can help you stay at an ideal weight and stave off diabetes and heart disease. Now, there’s more and more evidence that a heart-healthy diet is also a brain-healthy diet -- and it may even prevent or slow dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease. Recent studies sho

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  7. Challenging Job May Help Some With Dementia

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter 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. Thi

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  8. The MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

    Want another great reason to eat healthy? The food choices you make daily might lower your odds of getting Alzheimer’s disease, some scientists say. Researchers have found that people who stuck to a diet that included foods like berries, leafy greens, and fish had a major drop in their risk for the

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  9. Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers. Overweight and obese people were abou

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  10. Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Dementia

    April 3, 2015 -- A green tea habit is tied to a lower risk for dementia and mild declines in thinking and memory among older people, a new Japanese study shows. The piping-hot perk doesn't seem to apply to black tea or coffee, though, the researchers say. In the study, they looked at the tea- and co

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