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  1. Link Between Alzheimer's, Heart Failure

    Nov. 16, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Researchers report evidence supporting a link between Alzheimer's disease and chronic heart failure, two of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. and Europe. Heart failure involves a harmful buildup of a protein called desmin, says Giulio Agnetti, PhD, a postdoc

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  2. Epilepsy Drugs May Treat Alzheimer's

    Oct. 29, 2009 -- A group of drugs used to treat epilepsy may also treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. New research shows treatment with T-type calcium channel blockers, used to treat epilepsy, protected nerve cells from the brains of mice that can be damaged by neurodegenerative disorders suc

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  3. Nuts, Vegetables, Fish Cut Alzheimer's Risk

    Oct. 15, 2009 (Baltimore) -- A diet rich in cruciferous and green leafy vegetables, nuts, fish, and tomatoes and low in red meat and high-fat dairy products may protect against Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. Researcher Nikolaos Scarmeas, MD, associate professor of neurology at Columbia Unive

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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