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    1. Slowed Walking in Seniors: Alzheimer's Danger?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who walk more slowly may have higher amounts of a protein linked to Alzheimer's in their brains, a small, new study suggests. Researchers found a modest association between higher levels of amyloid plaques -- d

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    2. Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques and Blood Flow

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well. Buildup of the amyloid beta protein clumps could harm the br

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    3. Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing your sense of smell may mark the start of memory problems and possibly Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that older adults who had the worst smell test scores were 2.2 times more likely

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    4. Could a Change in Sense of Humor Signal Dementia?

      Nov. 11, 2015 -- A change in a person’s sense of humor could be an early red flag of dementia, according to a new study. The idea that our taste in comedy could be used to predict our chances of getting Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia may sound strange, but researchers say it could prove to b

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    5. This Drug May Not Help Women With Alzheimer's

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug raloxifene doesn't help the declining memory and thinking skills of women who have mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests. "We found no effect," said study researcher Dr.

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    6. End-of-Life Dementia Care Costlier Than Other Ills

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health care and caregiving costs for dementia patients in the final five years of life are far more burdensome than they are for patients with cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, a new study suggests. The study fo

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    7. Brains of Young Adults With Alzheimer's Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who have an increased genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may already show differences in how their brains handle spatial navigation, a small study suggests. The researchers said it's too soon to know whether

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    8. Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have moved closer to developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease. Such a test would enable doctors to diagnose patients at the earliest, most treatable stage so patients could make lifestyle change

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    9. Size of These Brain Parts Tied to Dementia Risk

      Oct. 15, 2015 -- When brain structures called hippocampi are smaller, that may point to a higher risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, new research suggests. People who did better on certain memory tests tended to have larger hippocampi. These two seahorse-shaped structure

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    10. Caregiving: Be There for Your Older Loved Ones

      When you help a loved one through some of the big life changes that come with aging, you'll share the good times and some of the tougher ones. Be prepared with these tips. As people get older, their needs change. The home they live in might not work for them anymore. For example, your mom may need a

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