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    1. Lower Weight May Be Early Alzheimer’s Sign

      Nov. 21, 2011 -- Being overweight in middle age is now recognized as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, but being overweight or obese later in life is associated with a lower risk for age-related memory decline. New research may help explain this, suggesting that weight loss may be one of severa

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    2. Key Challenges for Fighting Alzheimer's Disease

      Nov. 8, 2011 -- The Alzheimer's Association in a new report has identified 10 "critical challenges" that need to be addressed by the nation to combat the growth and devastating impact of Alzheimer's disease. The challenges include lack of funding and problems with diagnosing Alzheimer's. An estimate

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    3. Drug May Reduce Plaque in Brains of Alzheimer's Patients

      Oct. 10, 2011 -- A small study shows that a new drug being tested for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease reduces the buildup of plaques in the brain associated with the fatal disease. The experimental compound, known as gantenerumab, is being developed by Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical company. "

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    4. Family History Has Complex Role in Alzheimer's Risk

      Oct. 10, 2011 -- The role of family history on a person's risk for Alzheimer's disease appears to be more complex than previously recognized, a new study shows. Scientists once thought that the bulk of genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer's lay in a set of genes, called ApoE genes, that make a prot

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    5. Millions Worldwide Have Undiagnosed Alzheimer's

      Sept. 13, 2011 -- As many as three-fourths of the 36 million people worldwide who have Alzheimer's disease or other dementias have not been diagnosed, limiting access to treatment for patients and support for caregivers, a new report finds. The report was released today by the global patient advocac

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    6. Brain Scans Show Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

      Aug. 24, 2011 -- Specialized scans can identify changes in the brains of people at risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. In the study, researchers used a special MRI scan and a special PET scan in people in their 70s and 80s who were aging normally to help identify those who had br

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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