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  1. Vitamin B12 Linked to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

    Oct. 18, 2010 -- Vitamin B12 may help protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease, according to new evidence that suggests the vitamin and an amino acid called homocysteine may both be involved in the development of Alzheimer’s. High levels of vitamin B12 in the blood are already known to help red

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  2. Alzheimer’s and Its Impact on Women

    Oct. 15, 2010 -- It's been a year since Maria Shriver, California's first lady and perhaps its best-known women's advocate, released The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything. The landmark study examined how Americans live and work now that mothers are the primary or co-breadwinners in

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  3. Low Testosterone Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

    Oct. 8, 2010 -- Low testosterone levels in older men with memory problems may signal progression to Alzheimer’s disease or even increase the risk for developing age-related dementia. In a newly published study, older Chinese men with early memory declines who did not yet have Alzheimer’s were far mo

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  4. Alzheimer's Has Hefty Global Price Tag

    Sept. 21, 2010 -- A new international report about Alzheimer’s disease suggests that the global economic impact of dementia costs about $604 billion or 1% of the global Gross Domestic Product, indicating that the financial toll of caring for patients with Alzheimer’s is substantial and expected to r

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  5. Blood Test May Help Detect Alzheimer's Disease

    Sept. 13, 2010 - A blood test may soon be able to detect early Alzheimer's disease, new findings suggest. The blood contains no single marker for Alzheimer's disease, says Texas Tech Health Sciences Center researcher Sid E. O'Bryant, PhD. But by looking at a number of different proteins in the blood

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  6. Memory Loss May Be More Common in Men

    Sept. 7, 2010 -- Men may experience mild loss of memory and thinking skills more often than women, new research suggests. And the reason may be gender related, says study researcher Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The study shows that a condition known as mild cognit

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  7. Spinal Fluid Test May Diagnose Alzheimer's

    Aug. 9, 2010 -- Researchers have identified a protein "signature" in the spinal fluid of patients with Alzheimer's disease, which could represent an important advance in its diagnosis. The signature was found in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 90% of people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease a

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  8. New Criteria for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Coming

    Aug. 4, 2010 -- The race is on to finalize proposed new ways to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease early, even before any symptoms occur. The newly proposed diagnostic criteria were developed by experts from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association and cover three stages of the

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  9. Insulin Nasal Spray May Help Treat Alzheimer's

    July 14, 2010 -- A unique treatment approach that involved twice-daily, nasally delivered insulin is showing early promise for boosting memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease. In a four-month study, patients with Alzheimer's and mild cognitive impairment treated with a lower dose of an insulin

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  10. New Recommendations for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

    July 13, 2010 -- Experts from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association have issued suggestions to update the criteria for the diagnosis of  Alzheimer's disease. The new proposed criteria will be the first update in 26 years. ''The last set of criteria for Alzheimer's disease [

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