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  1. Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- If battling a deadly disease can be said to have a silver lining, this might be it: Many forms of cancer appear to lower the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. After sifting through the health records o

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  2. Diabetes Drug May Protect the Brain

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin may do more than help control blood sugar levels: New research suggests it may also reduce the risk of dementia. Compared to people taking another class of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas, t

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  3. Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans increasingly delay retirement, a new French study indicates this scenario may have a silver lining: a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers analyzing health and insurance records of more than 4

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  4. 2 New Alzheimer's Drugs Show Promise in Early Studies

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say two new drugs for Alzheimer's disease have shown promise in early experiments and will likely progress to the next round of clinical trials. One drug, called a BACE inhibitor, has been in development for more th

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  5. Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Use it or lose it: Doing brain-stimulating activities from childhood -- like reading books, writing letters and solving everyday problems -- through old age may help prevent clinical signs of dementia such as memory los

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  6. Alzheimer's Care: 6 Tips to Improve Daily Life

    There's a lot you can do to help someone you care about with Alzheimer's enjoy their day-to-day activities. Even though people with Alzheimer's may get frustrated or confused easily, try these steps to help them feel calm and safe. People with Alzheimer's tend to prefer a familiar schedule and setti

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  7. Are You at Risk for Caregiver Burnout?

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be more stressful than caring for people with other serious diseases. That's because people with Alzheimer's disease often need care for decades, rather than a few months or years, says Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD, an expert on caregivers and Alzheimer

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  8. Too Much Saturated Fat Tied to Alzheimer's Risk?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A diet high in saturated fat can quickly rob the brain of a key chemical that helps protect against Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. In a small study published online Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology, resear

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  9. New Clues to Early Onset Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- People with genetic mutations that lead to inherited, early onset Alzheimer's disease overproduce a longer, stickier form of amyloid beta, the protein fragment that clumps into plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients,

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  10. For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Day care centers for people with Alzheimer's disease can give their spouses and other family caregivers a much needed source of stress relief, a new study suggests. Such centers offer people with dementia a chance to socialize and t

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