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    1. The Most Effective Way to Protect an Aging Brain

      Aug. 7, 2015 -- Scientists have a message for anyone who’s worried about memory loss -- move, a lot. Researchers have known for some time that exercise is good for aging brains. The latest studies, though, are adding some finer points to that message: While exercise appears to work best before memor

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    2. Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests. These medications include Aricept (donepezil), Razadyne (galantam

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    3. Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people born after 1930 may have a lower risk of developing dementia than the generation before them, adding to evidence that the incidence of dementia may be declining in the United States and elsew

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