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  1. Some Skin Cancers Tied to Lower Odds of Alzheimer's

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- There's some good news for people who have had certain kinds of skin cancer: A new study suggests that their odds of developing Alzheimer's disease may be significantly lower than it is for others. People who had non-me

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  2. Brain Changes Seen in Relatives of People With Alzheimer's

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- If Alzheimer's disease runs in your family, you may be more likely to have brain changes associated with the disorder even before symptoms such as memory and thinking problems occur, according to new research. An estimated 5.2

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  3. Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Mental exercise can help prevent thinking and memory decline in seniors, but evidence for the benefits of supplements and exercise is weak, according to a new study. The findings were published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Ass

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  4. Exercise Helps Alzheimer's Patients Avoid Falls

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise slows disability and prevents falls in patients with Alzheimer's disease without increasing overall costs, a new study from Finland says. The findings suggest that exercise, particularly when tailored to an in

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  5. U.S. Spends More on Dementia Care Than Cancer

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of caring for Americans with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia may now be as high as $215 billion a year -- more than the cost of caring for heart disease or cancer, a new study finds. And that number is expected

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  6. Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's Tested

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are testing whether applying electrical stimulation directly to the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease might improve thinking, focus and alertness. The process, called direct brain stimulation, or de

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  7. A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- There's more troubling news for America's aging population: A new report finds that one in every three seniors now dies while suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. In many cases, dementia is the cause of deat

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  8. High Blood Pressure May Add to Alzheimer's Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure in people with a genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may spur development of brain plaque, a hallmark of the age-related brain disorder, a new study suggests. The findings suggest yet another reason for k

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  9. Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- A small Finnish study is raising hopes for a new drug designed to help stave off memory loss among patients struggling with moderate Alzheimer's disease. Still in the preliminary stages of investigation, the drug -- called ORM-127

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  10. Alzheimer's Caregivers: Patience, Sympathy Are Key

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The picture isn't necessarily pretty when it comes to Alzheimer's disease. More than 5 million Americans currently have the degenerative brain condition, there's no sure way to prevent it and current treatment options don't work

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