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  1. Copper in Environment May Be Tied to Alzheimer's

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Copper appears to be one of the main environmental factors that cause Alzheimer's disease and contribute to its progression, according to a study of mice and, in some phases, human brain cells. The common metal prevents the clea

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  2. Famous Face Test May Spot Early Dementia

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, John F. Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? Widespread fame. And now new research suggests that middle-aged Americans who fail to recognize or name them and their like may suffer from

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  3. Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with dementia who use certain blood pressure medications may have a slower rate of mental decline, new research suggests. The study, reported July 25 in BMJ Open, found that dementia patients on particular ACE inhibito

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  4. Some Brain 'Pathways' Possibly Tied to Alzheimer's

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that people with genes that produce a cholesterol transporter molecule called APOE4 are at especially high risk for Alzheimer's disease. Now they think they know why. Researchers say they've discovere

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  5. Alzheimer's Progression: Step by Step

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- New research seeks to delineate just how Alzheimer's disease unfolds in the human brain. Biological changes may happen earlier than scientists had previously thought, according to a new disease model. This suggests that

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  6. Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- If battling a deadly disease can be said to have a silver lining, this might be it: Many forms of cancer appear to lower the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. After sifting through the health records o

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  7. Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans increasingly delay retirement, a new French study indicates this scenario may have a silver lining: a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers analyzing health and insurance records of more than 4

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  8. Diabetes Drug May Protect the Brain

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin may do more than help control blood sugar levels: New research suggests it may also reduce the risk of dementia. Compared to people taking another class of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas, t

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  9. 2 New Alzheimer's Drugs Show Promise in Early Studies

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say two new drugs for Alzheimer's disease have shown promise in early experiments and will likely progress to the next round of clinical trials. One drug, called a BACE inhibitor, has been in development for more th

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  10. Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Use it or lose it: Doing brain-stimulating activities from childhood -- like reading books, writing letters and solving everyday problems -- through old age may help prevent clinical signs of dementia such as memory los

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