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  1. New Drugs Show Signs of Slowing Alzheimer’s

    July 22, 2015 -- New results from ongoing clinical trials have fueled hopes for a class of Alzheimer’s drugs that target the buildup of sticky plaque in the brain linked to the disease. The data, presented Wednesday to a standing-room-only crowd of doctors and patients at the Alzheimer’s Association

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  2. Good Students: Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids at the head of the class not only have better college and job prospects, they may also stave off Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest. People with the best school grades and most complex jobs later on -- as

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  3. Brain Changes May Differ by Race With Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease seems to develop differently in the brains of black patients than in whites. And, black people seem more likely to suffer different types of brain changes that also contribute to dementia, a new st

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  4. Memory, Thinking Tests: Hints to Alzheimer's Risk?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 y

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  5. Exercise, Puzzles and Alzheimer's Signs in Brain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental activity don't appear to prevent the brain from developing the telltale beta-amyloid deposits that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. "While it was hoped that early, or cu

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  6. Blood Proteins May Provide Early Alzheimer's Clue

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain brain proteins can be detected in the blood of people long before they develop Alzheimer's disease and may offer a way to diagnose and treat the disease earlier, a new study suggests. The proteins -- called lyso

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  7. Alzheimer's-Linked Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep in old age may be linked to the brain-clogging plaques thought to contribute to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. "Sleep appears to be a missing piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle, and enhancing sleep may

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  8. White Matter Damage in Brain and Early Alzheimer's

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Damage to the brain's white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. Researchers used a specialized MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess whit

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  9. Fish Oil and Better Brain Function in Older Adults

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids -- found in many types of fish -- may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 40 mentally healthy adults, aged 65 to 75, who had the gen

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  10. Alzheimer's-Tied Brain Plaque May Precede Symptoms

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal protein clumps may appear in the brain up to 30 years before people develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study estimates, perhaps providing a window of opportunity to intervene. Scientists have long known that people w

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