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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet. While it couldn't prove cause-and-effect, the new study found that adults who rigorously followed the so-called MIND diet faced a 53 percent lower risk for Alzheimer

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  5. Researchers Pinpoint Possible Alzheimer's Culprit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims. Another protein called amyloid accumulates as Alzheimer's progresses, but is not the primary culprit behind t

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  6. Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told by Doctor

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows. The research, conducted by the Alzheimer's Association, involved patien

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  7. Antipsychotics: Deadlier Than Thought for Some?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests. The medications are widely used to treat the delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggressio

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  8. Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can't remember that work colleague's name? Misplaced your keys again? Don't fret: a new study finds that nearly everyone will suffer more memory lapses as they age, with men being more vulnerable to failing memory than women

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  9. Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk of Alzheimer's?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The painful and often debilitating arthritic condition known as gout may offer patients an unexpected bonus: a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. A new study finds that gout -- or the high uric acid level that drives the i

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  10. Many Households Have Someone With Failing Memory

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in eight U.S. households may have an adult with worsening memory loss or confusion, a new survey shows. These symptoms suggest a potential risk of developing more serious memory and thinking problems, such a

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