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    1. What You Can Do to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

      As much as you love the person in your life who has Alzheimer's disease, taking care of them can be stressful. People with the condition often need help for decades rather than a few months or years, says Mary G. Austrom, PhD, an expert on caregivers and Alzheimer's disease at the Indiana University

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    2. Alzheimer's Care: 6 Tips to Improve Daily Life

      There's a lot you can do to help someone you care about with Alzheimer's enjoy their day-to-day activities. Even though people with the disease can get frustrated or confused easily, take these steps to help them feel calm and safe. People with Alzheimer's tend to prefer a familiar schedule and sett

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    3. 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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    4. ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience more problems socializing with their peers, which can then contribute to worsening symptoms, a new study from Norway suggests. But the cyc

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    5. ADHD Patients' Brain Scans Showed This

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have weaker connections among brain networks that help the mind focus, a new study suggests. Using MRI brain scans from 180 children with and without ADHD, researche

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    6. How to Handle MS “Brain Fog”

      Have you noticed that simple things you used to do on auto-pilot, like making a pot of coffee, seem more complicated than they used to? It happens to a lot of people with MS. Often called “brain fog,” it can include forgetfulness, trouble concentrating, and confusion. The disease can affect your thi

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    7. How to Treat and Prevent an MS Flare-Up

      With multiple sclerosis (MS), you'll have good days and bad days. You might feel fine for weeks or months, and then your symptoms suddenly get worse. Days when your old symptoms pop up again or new symptoms start are called relapses, attacks, or flare-ups. Everyone's flare-ups are different. Some ar

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    8. What Are the Side Effects of MS Treatments?

      You want to find the multiple sclerosis treatment that's right for you, so you’re weighing the benefits and side effects. It starts by getting to know what each MS drug does. "All of these medications, in one way or another, affect the immune system," says Thomas P. Leist, MD, director of the Jeffer

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    9. Is Multiple Sclerosis Different in Women?

      Anyone can get multiple sclerosis. But the disease has a gender gap that baffles experts. Two to three times as many women get MS at ages 20-40 as men the same ages do. Doctors don’t know why that is, though they have some theories. Hormones may be part of it, says Joseph Berger, MD, chief of the mu

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    10. Does Your Diet Affect Your MS?

      It’s natural to want to do anything you can to help tame your multiple sclerosis symptoms. You take your medicine and keep up with your doctor visits. Would it also make a difference to change what you eat? Although no diet is proven to give you relief, some nutrients may make a difference for bette

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