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    1. Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease may affect people's ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows. Undetected pain may allow underlying health issues to go untreated, leading to serious complications, such a

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    2. Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene related to Alzheimer's disease may start to show effects on brain structure and mental sharpness as early as preschool, a new study suggests. Researchers have long known that a gene called APOE is related to the ris

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    3. FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

      July 7, 2016 -- A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is devastating enough. A diagnosis at a relatively young age adds another dimension to the illness. Early-onset Alzheimer's strikes less than 5% of all people with the degenerative brain disease. But the death of legendary college basketball coach P

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    4. Test Might Gauge Alzheimer's Risk in Young Adults

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene test may one day be able to predict the risk for Alzheimer's disease in young adults, a new study suggests. People without any thinking impairments, but with a high number of gene mutations linked to Alzheimer's

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    5. Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mild memory lapses such as forgetting where you put your keys or reading glasses, though worrisome, are normal, experts say. But certain memory problems -- such as putting your car keys in the fridge -- may indicate a mo

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    6. Pat Summitt's Death And Early Alzheimer's

      By Margaret Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women's college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn't on the court -- it was Alzheimer's disease. Summitt died Tuesday at ag

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    7. Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood. "This study provides reassurance to individuals who

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    8. Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may have more "leaks" in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests. Known as the blood-brain barrier, it's made up of tightly joined ce

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    9. Men's Y Chromosome Loss Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study of more than 3,200 men found those who already had Alzheimer's were ne

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    10. Caregivers Often Sacrifice for Alzheimer's Costs

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease means caregivers often skimp on their own food and medical care, and even sell their belongings to support their loved one, a new report released Wednesday shows. The cente

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