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  1. Emotions Linger When Memories Fade

    April 12, 2010 -- Emotions may persist long after the actual memory of an experience dies, a new study finds. Researchers found that people with severe amnesia continued to experience elevated levels of sadness or happiness after watching a sad or happy movie clip, even though they couldn’t remember

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  2. Foods That Fight Alzheimer's Disease

    April 12, 2010 -- A low-fat diet with a lot of salad dressing, nuts, poultry, and certain fruits and vegetables may help prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. Researchers say evidence is mounting on which foods may prevent Alzheimer's disease. But because foods are not eaten in isol

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  3. Can Meditation Reverse Memory Loss?

    Mar 3, 2010 -- Meditation can increase blood flow in the brain and improve memory, according to researchers who tested a specific kind of meditation and found the improvement after just eight weeks. The 15 participants, ages 52 to 77, all had memory problems at the start, says Dharma Singh Khalsa, M

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  4. Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer's: One Woman's Story

    I didn't know anything about Alzheimer's before my mother and my stepfather developed it at roughly the same time in the spring of 2005. I was living outside of Portland, Oregon; they were living in Mission, Texas. They were 86 and 84, respectively. I had tried to talk them into moving to an assiste

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  5. Blueberry Juice May Boost Memory

    Jan. 21, 2010 -- Swapping out the usual OJ for blueberry juice in the morning may give your brain a memory boost. A new study shows that drinking a daily dose of wild blueberry juice improved the memory of older adults with age-related memory problems. It's the first study to show a potential benefi

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  6. Drowsiness, Staring May Signal Alzheimer’s

    Jan. 19, 2010 -- Drowsiness, staring off into space, or losing your train of thought may be early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Researchers found that people with at least three different symptoms of mental lapses like these were 4.6 times more likely to have dementia th

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  7. Hypertension Drugs May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

    Jan. 12, 2010 -- Drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease may reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Boston University scientists, reporting in the journal BMJ, say a class of high blood pressure drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers

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  8. 'Longevity' Gene May Cut Dementia Risk

    Jan. 12, 2010 -- The so-called "longevity gene" may do more than add years to your life. It may also help stave off age-related cognitive decline, and this discovery is paving the way for new drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease, a study shows. The longevity gene is a variant of the cholesteryl ester

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  9. Can Cell Phones Help Fight Alzheimer's?

    Jan. 6, 2010 -- Cell phone exposure may be helpful in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, a new study shows. The study, involving mice, provides evidence that long-term exposure to electromagnetic waves associated with cell phone use may protect against, and even reverse, Alzheimer's disease. The

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  10. New Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer's

    Jan. 6, 2010 -- A new imaging technique that measures the random motion of water within the brain may prove useful for detecting early signs of Alzheimer's disease. The technique, known as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) or diffusion MRI, is used to assess changes in the white matter regions of the b

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