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    1. Could a Change in Sense of Humor Signal Dementia?

      Nov. 11, 2015 -- A change in a person’s sense of humor could be an early red flag of dementia, according to a new study. The idea that our taste in comedy could be used to predict our chances of getting Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia may sound strange, but researchers say it could prove to b

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    2. This Drug May Not Help Women With Alzheimer's

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug raloxifene doesn't help the declining memory and thinking skills of women who have mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests. "We found no effect," said study researcher Dr.

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    3. End-of-Life Dementia Care Costlier Than Other Ills

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health care and caregiving costs for dementia patients in the final five years of life are far more burdensome than they are for patients with cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, a new study suggests. The study fo

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    4. Brains of Young Adults With Alzheimer's Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who have an increased genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may already show differences in how their brains handle spatial navigation, a small study suggests. The researchers said it's too soon to know whether

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    5. Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have moved closer to developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease. Such a test would enable doctors to diagnose patients at the earliest, most treatable stage so patients could make lifestyle change

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    6. Size of These Brain Parts Tied to Dementia Risk

      Oct. 15, 2015 -- When brain structures called hippocampi are smaller, that may point to a higher risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, new research suggests. People who did better on certain memory tests tended to have larger hippocampi. These two seahorse-shaped structure

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    7. Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication might offer a safer option for calming the agitation that commonly affects people with Alzheimer's disease, an early clinical trial suggests. The study, of 22

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    8. Red Wine Ingredient and Alzheimer's Progression

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and berries, may have some activity against Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary clinical trial suggests. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that certain plants produce to shi

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    9. 'You Can Catch Alzheimer's': Really?

      Sept. 11, 2015 -- People in the United Kingdom and around the world woke up to some brain-shrinking headlines Thursday morning. “You Can Catch Alzheimer’s,” said the front page of London’s Daily Mirror.  “Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Caught Through Medical Accidents,” was the headline on the Telegraph

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    10. When Awareness of Memory Problems Fades

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is full blown, a new study finds. That had been suspected, but not clearly shown before,

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