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    1. Active Mind, Body May Not Help Curb Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's plenty of evidence suggesting that people who are active socially, intellectually and physically may stave off Alzheimer's disease. However, a new study shows those efforts may only go so far to keep dementia at

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    2. Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Tied to Dementia Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. Called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), this group of drugs includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. They work by lower

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    3. U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. seniors may be developing dementia less often and at later stages of life, a decades-long study suggests. More than 5,000 people followed for almost 40 years starting in the mid-1970s experienced an average 20 pe

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    4. Anxiety Meds Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds. However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodi

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    5. Seafood May Help Those At Risk of Alzheimer's

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease. Researchers who examine

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    6. Alzheimer's Care: 6 Tips to Improve Daily Life

      There's a lot you can do to help someone you care about with Alzheimer's enjoy their day-to-day activities. Even though people with the disease can get frustrated or confused easily, take these steps to help them feel calm and safe. People with Alzheimer's tend to prefer a familiar schedule and sett

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    7. Singing May Help Those With Early Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to croon about: Singing can boost the brain function and mood of people with early stage dementia, Finnish researchers report. The study included 89 people with mild to moderate dementia. For 10 weeks, t

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    8. What You Can Do to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

      As much as you love the person in your life who has Alzheimer's disease, taking care of them can be stressful. People with the condition often need help for decades rather than a few months or years, says Mary G. Austrom, PhD, an expert on caregivers and Alzheimer's disease at the Indiana University

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    9. Some Drinking May Help Early Alzheimer's Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The study included just over 320 people in Denmark with early stage Alzheimer's disea

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    10. Stress and Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Increased stress could be a risk factor for the kind of thinking difficulties that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. However, the research did not prove that stress caused cognitive impairment or Alzheim

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