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  1. Poor Heart Health Linked to Alzheimer's Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links heart disease with increased odds of developing dementia. Researchers found that artery stiffness -- a condition called atherosclerosis -- is associated with the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in the b

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  2. Stress-Linked Protein May Play Role in Alzheimer's

    March 21, 2014 -- A problem in the brain's stress response system may be an important factor in the memory and thinking problems experienced by people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, new research says. Harvard scientists found that when the system is working normally, it can protect th

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  3. Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A 65-year-old American woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, while a man the same age has about a 1 in 11 chance. That's one of the key findings of a new report that highlights the

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  4. Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test has been developed that can predict with 90 percent certainty whether a senior will suffer from dementia such as Alzheimer's disease within the next few years, researchers report. The test relies on levels o

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  5. Alzheimer’s Kills Many More Than Expected

    March 5, 2014 -- The number of people who die from Alzheimer’s disease may be five times higher than previously thought, researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago say. The study’s numbers would make Alzheimer's the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease a

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  6. 'Western' Diet and Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common compounds in the "Western" diet seem to promote Alzheimer's-linked brain deposits and memory problems in mice, researchers say. Scientists found that when they added the compounds -- called advanced glycation end produ

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  7. Training Videos Seem to Boost Brain Activity

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People learning a new skill might pick it up more quickly by watching videos of other people performing the same task, a small new study suggests. People who viewed training videos experienced 11 times greater improveme

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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