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  1. Moderate Alcohol Drinking May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

    Aug. 17, 2011 -- Moderate alcohol consumption may help stave off memory problems and/or Alzheimer's disease, a study shows. Researchers reviewed 143 studies comprising more than 365,000 participants from 19 countries. Their analysis is published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. Moderate dr

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  2. Study: Alzheimer's Harder to Spot Past Age 80

    Aug. 10, 2011 -- Signs of Alzheimer’s disease tend to be less noticeable in people over 80, suggesting that the condition may be under-diagnosed in the very old. Researchers examined standard measures of Alzheimer’s by age, finding that older elderly people may have more subtle symptoms of the disea

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  3. Blood Test May Spot Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Appear

    Aug. 3, 2011 -- A new blood test for Alzheimer's disease is 96% accurate at identifying the disease and can perhaps detect it even before symptoms such as memory loss appear, says the test's developer. ''This is a simple test that has high accuracy and can be run from a single drop of blood," says R

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  4. Sniffing Out Alzheimer's Disease

    July 22, 2011 (Paris) -- Australian researchers say they’re a step closer to developing a simple smell test that may help predict which older adults will develop cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. The work is still very preliminary. But it appears that people who have memory loss and othe

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  5. Clues to Early Detection, Treatment of Alzheimer's

    July 22, 2011 (Paris) -- Brain and blood chemistry changes that indicate Alzheimer's disease can be detected 10 to 20 years before memory loss and other cognitive symptoms develop, according to doctors studying  families with inherited forms of the disease. Studying people genetically destined to de

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  6. New Alzheimer's Drug May Be Safer Than Thought

    July 21, 2011 (Paris) -- An experimental drug that targets one of the underlying processes that may cause Alzheimer's disease may be safer over the long run than previously thought, researchers say. Early studies of the drug, bapineuzumab, raised a red flag when some patients developed troublesome b

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  7. Study: Blood Test Detects Early Alzheimer's

    July 21, 2011 (Paris) -- Australian researchers report they're a step closer to developing a simple blood test for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. In early testing, the experimental screening tool proved about 85% accurate at determining the amount of Alzheimer's-associated plaque in peo

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  8. Alzheimer's Feared, Misconceptions Common

    July 20, 2011 (Paris) -- Alzheimer's is the second most feared disease after cancer, even though many people do not realize it is inevitably fatal, a U.S. and European survey shows. More than eight in 10 respondents said they would see a doctor if they were experiencing confusion or memory loss to d

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  9. Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Alzheimer's

    July 19, 2011 (Paris) -- Up to half of Alzheimer's cases worldwide could be prevented through lifestyle changes and treatment of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, researchers report. A modest reduction in seven modifiable risk factors for dementia, including smoking, obesity, sedentary li

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  10. Mom Has Alzheimer's? Your Risk May Be High

    July 18, 2011 (Paris) -- Having a parent who develops Alzheimer's disease later in life is a major risk factor for the disorder. Now, preliminary research suggests that adults whose moms are affected with late-onset Alzheimer's may have an increased risk for the disease, compared with children of da

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