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  1. Alzheimer's Disease May Be Misdiagnosed

    Feb. 23, 2011 -- Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias that occur late in life are easily misdiagnosed, new research indicates. Researchers autopsied the brains of 426 Japanese-American men who lived in Hawaii and died at an average age of 87. Of those, 211 were diagnosed with dementia when they w

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  2. 7 Myths About Alzheimer's Disease

    It's one of the most feared brain diseases: Alzheimer's. It robs people of their memory bit by bit, has no cure -- and with an aging population, shows no sign of slowing down. The media is riddled with stories about its causes, symptoms, and prevention. But some of those reports don't tell the whole

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  3. Beta-Amyloid May Identify Alzheimer’s Disease

    Jan. 18, 2011 -- Two new studies suggest the protein fragment beta-amyloid may be a useful biomarker to identify people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have long searched for such biomarkers to identify those at risk for Alzheimer’s early in the course of the disease, before significant

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  4. Advances Made Toward Alzheimer’s Blood Test

    Jan. 6, 2011 -- Molecules developed in the lab to seek out antibodies associated with disease could lead to simple blood tests for Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and a host of other diseases, researchers say. The new experimental technology relies on thousands of synthetic molecules known as pepto

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  5. Green Tea May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

    Jan. 6, 2011 -- Regular consumption of green tea may offer protection against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and may also slow growth of cancer cells, new research indicates. Green tea, an ancient Chinese remedy, has been shown to have protective properties in undigested, freshly brewed for

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  6. Walking May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

    Nov. 29, 2010 (Chicago) -- Walking a little over three-fourths of a mile a day may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. Among people who already have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), walking a similar amount may slow the brain degeneration and memory loss associated with the c

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  7. Study: Midlife Cholesterol Not Linked to Alzheimer’s

    Nov. 10, 2010 -- New research finds no link between high cholesterol in midlife and Alzheimer’s disease in old age. Scientists followed a group of Swedish women for three decades -- from middle age to old age -- and found no increase in Alzheimer’s risk among women whose cholesterol was high in thei

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  8. Arthritis Drugs Linked to Lower Odds of Alzheimer's

    Nov. 9, 2010 (Atlanta) -- People who take drugs called TNF blockers for rheumatoid arthritis may potentially reduce their odds of developing Alzheimer's disease, preliminary research suggests. The use of TNF blockers was associated with a 55% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease in people with rheumato

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  9. NFL Star Terrell Owens Tackles Alzheimer's Disease

    Every time NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens steps onto the football field, his mind turns to the woman he credits with getting him there: his grandmother. She took him in when he was a young boy and raised him. What breaks his heart is that she will never know how far he's come. Alice Black was diagn

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  10. Fish Oil No Help Once Alzheimer's Starts

    Nov. 2, 2010 – The fish oil supplement DHA doesn't slow the relentless progression of Alzheimer's disease -- even if started in the earliest stages of the illness. The disappointing finding comes from an 18-month, placebo-controlled clinical trial that enrolled 402 people with mild-to-moderate Alzhe

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