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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. New Drugs Show Signs of Slowing Alzheimer’s

    July 22, 2015 -- New results from ongoing clinical trials have fueled hopes for a class of Alzheimer’s drugs that target the buildup of sticky plaque in the brain linked to the disease. The data, presented Wednesday to a standing-room-only crowd of doctors and patients at the Alzheimer’s Association

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  9. Good Students: Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids at the head of the class not only have better college and job prospects, they may also stave off Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest. People with the best school grades and most complex jobs later on -- as

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  10. Brain Changes May Differ by Race With Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease seems to develop differently in the brains of black patients than in whites. And, black people seem more likely to suffer different types of brain changes that also contribute to dementia, a new st

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