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    1. Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating a targeted area of the brain with small doses of weak electricity while you sleep may enhance your ability to remember what you learned the night before, new research finds. The new procedure is called tran

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    2. Deep Brain Stimulation for Early Alzheimer's?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation appears safe for people with early Alzheimer's disease -- and might even slow down memory loss in some, a preliminary study suggests. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is already used to treat some cases o

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    3. 2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

             By Steven Reinberg                  HealthDay Reporter                      TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease is often misdiagnosed, possibly causing undue stress for those who don't have the disease but are told they do, and delays in treatment for others, two ne

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    4. 'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Antipsychotics

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 25 percent of dementia patients in U.S. nursing homes are still quieted with risky antipsychotic medications. Now, a small study suggests that managing these difficult patients, instead of medicating them, could obta

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    5. Alzheimer's Patients and Avoidable Hospital Stays

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests. One in 10 people with Alzheimer's dise

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    6. Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom "checklist" that might aid earlier diagnosis. Experts have long focused on so-called mild cognitive impairmen

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    7. Women More Resilient to Alzheimer's Gene Effects?

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk. The st

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    8. Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease may affect people's ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows. Undetected pain may allow underlying health issues to go untreated, leading to serious complications, such a

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    9. Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene related to Alzheimer's disease may start to show effects on brain structure and mental sharpness as early as preschool, a new study suggests. Researchers have long known that a gene called APOE is related to the ris

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    10. FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

      July 7, 2016 -- A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is devastating enough. A diagnosis at a relatively young age adds another dimension to the illness. Early-onset Alzheimer's strikes less than 5% of all people with the degenerative brain disease. But the death of legendary college basketball coach P

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