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  1. NSAIDs for Alzheimer's? Never Mind

    May 12, 2008 -- Remember all those studies suggesting NSAID painkillers cut Alzheimer's risk? Forget about it. Despite accumulating circumstantial evidence that people who take NSAID drugs have a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, a clinical trial shows neither naproxen nor Celebrex preserves mental

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  2. To Avoid Dementia, Watch Your Weight

    May 8, 2008 -- Older adults who maintain a healthy weight may be preserving their mind and memory at the same time. A study published in the May 2008 issue of Obesity Reviews shows that weight matters when it comes to warding off dementia. Researchers with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public He

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  3. Short Arms, Legs: A Risk for Dementia?

    May 6, 2008 -- The length of your arms and legs could help determine your risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Researchers reporting in the May 6 issue of Neurology say that people with shorter arms and legs have a higher risk for such disease than those with longer l

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  4. Ibuprofen May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

    May 5, 2008 -- The long-term use of ibuprofen and possibly other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers may help protect against Alzheimer's disease, but it is still not clear if the risks outweigh the potential benefits. Use of ibuprofen pain relievers like Advil and Motrin for more than fiv

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  5. Drug May Slow Alzheimer’s Decline

    April 29, 2008 -- An experimental new drug may help people with mild Alzheimer's disease by slowing the functional decline of the disease. The results are only preliminary, but a new phase II clinical study shows that people with mild Alzheimer's disease who took the drug Flurizan experienced a 46%

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  6. Alzheimer’s Drug Nothing to Sneeze At

    April 17, 2008 -- A nearly forgotten allergy drug first used in Russia more than two decades ago is showing promise for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. In a study of the antihistamine Dimebon, Alzheimer's patients with mild to moderate disease continued to show improvements in memory, thinking

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  7. Drinking, Smoking Up Early Alzheimer's

    April 16, 2008 -- People who smoke a pack of cigarettes or more a day develop Alzheimer's disease years earlier than those who do not, and heavy drinking of alcohol increases the risk even more.  In what is being lauded as a significant finding, research presented at the American Academy of Neurolog

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  8. Vitamin E May Up Alzheimer's Survival

    April 15, 2008 -- Vitamin E may help patients with Alzheimer's live longer, and the benefit may be even greater for those who take the supplements along with an anti-dementia drug, a new study shows.  Many have questioned whether antioxidants, including vitamin E, can protect brain cells and thwart

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  9. Brain Scan Technique Spots Alzheimer’s

    March 26, 2008 -- A computer-assisted imaging technique that measures sugar metabolism within a critical area of the brain could hold the key to the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Researchers say that the technique was accurate 94% of the time in distinguishing Alzheimer

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  10. Belly Fat in Midlife, Dementia Later?

    March 26, 2008 -- Having a fat belly at midlife, which is already associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart problems, and stroke, also increases the risk of getting dementia in your later years, according to a new study. "This is the first time research has linked central obesity in midli

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