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    1. 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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    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. 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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    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. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat early-stage Alzheimer's disease may also reduce patients' risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study. Researchers followed more than 7,000 Alzheimer's disease patients in Sweden for more than

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    10. Alzheimer's Patients Mimic Emotions of Those Around Them: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- People with Alzheimer's disease or early thinking and memory problems tend to mirror the emotions of those around them, researchers find. This transfer of emotions, known as emotional contagion, appears heightened in people wi

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