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  1. Drinking Coffee May Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

    June 7, 2012 -- Drinking three cups of coffee per day may help turn the tide against Alzheimer's disease among older adults who are already showing signs of memory problems, a new study shows. According to the findings, people older than 65 who had higher blood levels of caffeine developed Alzheimer

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  2. Fish, Flaxseed May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

    May 2, 2012 -- Early research suggests that eating fatty fish, nuts, and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help protect against Alzheimer's disease. In a newly published study, researchers showed that people whose diets contained the most omega-3 had the lowest blood levels of a protein kn

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  3. Any Exercise May Cut Alzheimer's Risk at Any Age

    April 18, 2012 -- Daily physical activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and mental decline even in people older than 80, according to a new report in Neurology. And it's not just walking, running, or other exercises that count. Tasks like washing dishes, cooking, playing cards, and even

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  4. Drug May Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Earlier

    April 15, 2012 -- An experimental drug called florbetaben may help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease earlier in some people with memory problems. Florbetaben is one of several new radioactive drugs being used to detect Alzheimer's disease. Others include Amyvid, approved last week by the FDA. Aft

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  5. 1 in 7 People With Alzheimer’s Lives Alone

    March 8, 2012 -- One in seven people with Alzheimer’s disease lives alone. This is one of the more stark findings from the 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association. The new report also looks at the costs of caring for people with Alzheimer’

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  6. Longer Use of Alzheimer’s Drug May Help Patients

    March 7, 2012 -- The Alzheimer’s drug Aricept helps people with early to moderate signs of the disease maintain a higher level of function, but just how long the drug continues working is not fully understood. A new study may help clear up some confusion. Aricept is the most widely prescribed medica

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  7. Overeating May Raise Risk for Memory Problems

    Feb. 12, 2012 -- Overeating may double your risk of developing memory problems. Older adults who ate between 2,100 and 6,000 calories each day were twice as likely to develop memory problems. The new findings are slated to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Ne

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  8. New Alzheimer’s Guidelines May Confuse Diagnosis

    Feb. 7, 2012 -- New Alzheimer’s guidelines may be creating confusion. Under recently revised criteria, nearly all people currently diagnosed with very mild or mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia would be classified instead as having mild cognitive impairment, akin to slight memory loss, which could mi

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  9. Senior Moment or Something Worse? Yes/No Test May Tell

    Feb. 3, 2012 -- When are “senior moments” just a normal part of healthy aging, and when are they a sign of something more serious such as Alzheimer’s disease? This is the million dollar question, and the Alzheimer’s Questionnaire, a set of 21 yes or no questions that can be answered by a loved one o

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  10. Signs of Alzheimer’s May Show Up Years Before Symptoms

    Feb. 1, 2012 -- Amyloid protein plaques in the brain are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Now, new research shows that this plaque actually builds up gradually and causes subtle changes in memory and mental status even in some adults who are healthy. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of

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