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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Alzheimer's May Vary, Brain to Brain

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in plaque-forming structures in the brains of Alzheimer's patients may offer clues to why the disease can progress more rapidly or be less severe in some people, a new study suggests. The research could spu

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  10. Better Hygiene Could Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s

    Sept. 6, 2013  -- A study by researchers at Cambridge University has found that high-income, highly industrialized countries with large urban areas and better hygiene and sanitation have much higher rates of Alzheimer's disease. They found that countries where all people have access to clean drinkin

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