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  1. 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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  2. '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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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