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  1. Late-Dementia Suffering Often Unnecessary

    Oct. 14, 2009 -- Patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related dementias often suffer unnecessarily near the end of life probably because their condition is not recognized as fatal, researchers say. The death rate among patients with advanced dementia in a newly published study was

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  2. Money Problems May Signal Alzheimer's

    Sept. 21, 2009 - Money management problems among the elderly may be an early predictor of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study suggests that difficulties balancing a checkbook or dealing with other financial matters may be the first sign that an older person with otherwise mild cognitive impairment (MCI

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  3. New Alzheimer's Gene Targets Found

    Sept. 6, 2009 -- Researchers in the U.K. and France have found three genes that make Alzheimer's disease more likely when certain mutations are present. The genes -- which are called CLU, CR1, and PICALM -- may make good targets for new Alzheimer's disease treatments, the scientists report online in

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  4. Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Cuts Alzheimer's Risk

    Aug. 10, 2009 - People who mostly follow the Mediterranean diet lower their risk of mental decline -- and they lower this risk even more if they exercise, new studies suggest. In a 2006 study, Columbia University Medical Center researcher Nikolaos Scarmeas, MD, and colleagues showed that elderly New

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  5. Puzzles, Games Protect the Brain

    Aug. 5, 2009 -- If you are trying to decide what to buy Grandma and Grandpa for their birthdays, consider a board game or good book. Why? A recent study shows that increased  participation in activities that stimulate the brain may delay onset of dementia-related memory decline in older seniors. Res

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  6. Naproxen May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

    July 16, 2009 (Vienna, Austria) -- Could it be that anti-inflammatory drugs such as NSAIDs can help prevent Alzheimer's disease after all? That's the suggestion from a follow-up analysis of the same study that concluded that neither naproxen nor Celebrex preserves mental function. NSAIDs -- nonstero

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  7. Pesticides May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

    July 15, 2009 (Vienna, Austria) -- Exposure to pesticides may have long-term effects on the nervous system, increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in late life, a new study suggests. Researchers say the findings support evidence of a possible link between environmental toxins and Alzheimer’s dis

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  8. Spouse Has Dementia? You're at Risk, Too

    July 15, 2009 (Vienna, Austria) -- A first-of-its-kind study suggests that spouses of people with dementia are at substantially increased risk of developing dementia themselves. Researchers followed more than 1,200 couples for 10 years. They found that wives who cared for husbands with dementia were

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  9. Alzheimer's Gene Test: No Harm?

    July 15, 2009 -- If your parent has Alzheimer's disease, should you get tested for a gene that puts you at high risk of late-onset Alzheimer's? Most doctors say no. They worry that you wouldn't understand what it means to carry the ApoE-e4 gene. And they worry you'll freak out and become clinically

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  10. New Alzheimer's Disease Gene Identified

    July 14, 2009 (Vienna, Austria) -- A newly identified gene may help predict who will develop Alzheimer's disease and the approximate age at which symptoms of the disorder will begin to appear. The new gene, dubbed TOMM40, may be the most highly predictive gene discovered in Alzheimer's disease, acco

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