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  1. Alcohol May Help Prevent Dementia

    March 2, 2011 -- Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol may protect against dementia, according to a new study in the journal Age and Ageing. Among Germans aged 75 and older, those who drank two to three drinks a day decreased their risk of dementia by as much as 60% percent compared to those who abs

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  2. Mother's Alzheimer's Disease May Boost Your Risk

    Feb. 28, 2011 -- Having a mother with Alzheimer's disease may boost your risk of getting it more than having a father who suffers from the degenerative brain disorder, new research suggests. "People with a mother with Alzheimer's disease had signs of brain shrinkage similar to people with early Alzh

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  3. Americans Worry About Getting Alzheimer's

    Feb. 23, 2011 -- American adults fear getting Alzheimer’s disease almost as much as they do getting cancer, a new survey shows. A survey of 1,007 adults by Harris Interactive for the MetLife Foundation finds that 41% of people fear cancer most, closely followed by Alzheimer’s disease at 31%. The rep

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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