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  1. Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Celexa shows promise in easing the agitation people with Alzheimer's disease often suffer, and may offer a safer alternative to antipsychotic drugs, a new study finds. "Agitation is one of the worst sym

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  2. Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults who are unfortunate enough to have both parents suffer from Alzheimer's disease may face yet another worry: an increased risk of early, Alzheimer's-related brain changes. In a new study, researchers foun

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  3. DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to the banned pesticide DDT appears to increase a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study reveals. Blood drawn from a small sample of Alzheimer's patients contained nearly four times greater levels of

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  4. Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- There might be some good news in the fight against Alzheimer's disease: A new study suggests that a large daily dose of vitamin E might help slow progression of the memory-robbing illness. Alzheimer's patients given a "

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  5. Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with memory problems and a history of concussion have more buildup of Alzheimer's disease-associated plaques in the brain than those who also had concussions but don't have memory problems, according to a

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  6. Keeping People With Dementia at Home Longer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans with dementia who live at home have numerous health, safety and supportive care needs that aren't being met, a new study shows. Any one of these issues could force people with dementia out of the home sooner

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  7. Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- New research may help connect the dots between traumatic brain injury and the risk for memory and other brain-related problems later in life. Brain imaging technology known as positron emission tomography (PET) shows that people w

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  8. Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Speaking two languages may help delay the damage of dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who were bilingual did not show the signs of three types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, for more

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  9. Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who get less sleep or poor sleep may have more of the plaque that is suggestive of Alzheimer's disease in their brains, a new study indicates. "There is a link between sleep and the amount of [beta] amyloid in the

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  10. Alzheimer's Straining Caregiver Resources: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called global Alzheimer's epidemic is leading to a shortage of caregivers for seniors and a lack of support for family members who look after elderly relatives, according to a new report. Released Thursday, the report

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