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    1. Even Gardening or Dancing May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular physical activity, including gardening or dancing, may cut Alzheimer's risk by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. Researchers who analyzed lifestyle habits and brain scans of nearly 900 older adults fo

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    2. Active Mind, Body May Not Help Curb Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's plenty of evidence suggesting that people who are active socially, intellectually and physically may stave off Alzheimer's disease. However, a new study shows those efforts may only go so far to keep dementia at

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    3. Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Tied to Dementia Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. Called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), this group of drugs includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. They work by lower

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    4. U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. seniors may be developing dementia less often and at later stages of life, a decades-long study suggests. More than 5,000 people followed for almost 40 years starting in the mid-1970s experienced an average 20 pe

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    5. Anxiety Meds Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds. However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodi

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    6. Seafood May Help Those At Risk of Alzheimer's

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease. Researchers who examine

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    7. Singing May Help Those With Early Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to croon about: Singing can boost the brain function and mood of people with early stage dementia, Finnish researchers report. The study included 89 people with mild to moderate dementia. For 10 weeks, t

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    8. Some Drinking May Help Early Alzheimer's Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The study included just over 320 people in Denmark with early stage Alzheimer's disea

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    9. Stress and Alzheimer's-Linked Thinking Problems

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Increased stress could be a risk factor for the kind of thinking difficulties that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. However, the research did not prove that stress caused cognitive impairment or Alzheim

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    10. Slowed Walking in Seniors: Alzheimer's Danger?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who walk more slowly may have higher amounts of a protein linked to Alzheimer's in their brains, a small, new study suggests. Researchers found a modest association between higher levels of amyloid plaques -- d

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