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    1. Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who enjoy mentally stimulating games may have bigger brains and sharper thinking skills than their peers, new research suggests. The study looked at the connection between playing games such as puzzles, crossword

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    2. Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia isn't one of them, according to a new study. For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers found. "For those who had a mild

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    3. Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia. In

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    4. Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's: Studies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest. In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a significant association b

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    5. Alzheimer's Blood Test a 'Major' Step Closer: Study

      July 8, 2014 -- A major advance has been made in creating a blood test to predict when at-risk people will develop Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists. In a study that included more than 1,000 people, the British researchers identified proteins in the blood that were 87 percent accurate in

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    6. Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Life with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a "holistic" program involving yoga, meditation and other interv

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    7. Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that the commonly used antidepressant Celexa, and perhaps other drugs in its class, may temporarily lower levels of a protein that clogs the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. It's t

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    8. Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four of six Alzheimer's patients responded to deep brain stimulation in a pilot study, German researchers report. Meanwhile, 42 Alzheimer's patients in the United States and Canada have been enrolled in the largest study to

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    9. Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lending credence to the old saying that there's nothing like young blood, a new study found that the brains of old mice were recharged when they were injected with blood from young mice. If this approach works in people, it

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    10. Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with a newly identified subtype of Alzheimer's disease are misdiagnosed and don't receive proper treatment, researchers report. They analyzed the brains of more than 1,800 Alzheimer's patients and found that 11

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