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  1. Alzheimer's Care: 6 Tips to Improve Daily Life

    There's a lot you can do to help someone you care about with Alzheimer's enjoy their day-to-day activities. Even though people with the disease can get frustrated or confused easily, try these steps to help them feel calm and safe. People with Alzheimer's tend to prefer a familiar schedule and setti

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  2. Too Much Saturated Fat Tied to Alzheimer's Risk?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A diet high in saturated fat can quickly rob the brain of a key chemical that helps protect against Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. In a small study published online Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology, resear

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  3. New Clues to Early Onset Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- People with genetic mutations that lead to inherited, early onset Alzheimer's disease overproduce a longer, stickier form of amyloid beta, the protein fragment that clumps into plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients,

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  4. For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Day care centers for people with Alzheimer's disease can give their spouses and other family caregivers a much needed source of stress relief, a new study suggests. Such centers offer people with dementia a chance to socialize and t

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  5. Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat early-stage Alzheimer's disease may also reduce patients' risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study. Researchers followed more than 7,000 Alzheimer's disease patients in Sweden for more than

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  6. Alzheimer's Patients Mimic Emotions of Those Around Them: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- People with Alzheimer's disease or early thinking and memory problems tend to mirror the emotions of those around them, researchers find. This transfer of emotions, known as emotional contagion, appears heightened in people wi

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  7. Some Skin Cancers Tied to Lower Odds of Alzheimer's

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- There's some good news for people who have had certain kinds of skin cancer: A new study suggests that their odds of developing Alzheimer's disease may be significantly lower than it is for others. People who had non-me

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  8. Brain Changes Seen in Relatives of People With Alzheimer's

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- If Alzheimer's disease runs in your family, you may be more likely to have brain changes associated with the disorder even before symptoms such as memory and thinking problems occur, according to new research. An estimated 5.2

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  9. Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Mental exercise can help prevent thinking and memory decline in seniors, but evidence for the benefits of supplements and exercise is weak, according to a new study. The findings were published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Ass

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  10. Exercise Helps Alzheimer's Patients Avoid Falls

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise slows disability and prevents falls in patients with Alzheimer's disease without increasing overall costs, a new study from Finland says. The findings suggest that exercise, particularly when tailored to an in

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