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New Alzheimer’s Drug from China: Hope or Hype?

Some are urging caution about a new drug approved in China that claims to improve brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

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Mutant Gene Kept Woman From Getting Alzheimer's

Researchers report on a  potentially groundbreaking case of a woman whose genetic mutation staved off dementia for decades, even though her brain had already been damaged by Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

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For Seniors, Financial Woes Can Be Forerunner to Alzheimer's

In the early stages of the disease, people with undiagnosed Alzheimer’s are at high risk of making foolish and dangerous decisions about their finances, mostly because families may not know they need help, researchers say. Source: NEW FEED

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Exercise especially important for older people with heart disease

A study on the effect of exercise on older adults in physical rehabilitation shows that those with the greatest impairment at baseline benefited the most. Source: NEW FEED

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Existing blood thinner delays Alzheimer's disease in mice

New research in mice suggests that dabigatran, a blood thinning drug, may help delay the development of Alzheimer’s by maintaining normal brain blood flow. Source: NEW FEED

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Fluctuating blood pressure may speed up cognitive decline in Alzheimer's

New evidence suggests that managing blood pressure may help slow down the progression of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

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Walking patterns may help differentiate types of dementia

A new study suggests that people with Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s have distinct walking patterns that may match cognitive and disease changes. Source: NEW FEED

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How to care for someone with Alzheimer's disease

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be both challenging and rewarding. Learn about tips to make it easier, as well as when to seek professional help. Source: NEW FEED

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Depression, Alzheimer's Share Home in Aging Brains

The analysis revealed a significant link between worsening depression symptoms and mental decline over two to seven years, and both of these trends seemed to be linked to a buildup of amyloid protein in brain tissue. Source: NEW FEED

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Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's

Areas of the brain that keep you awake during the day are damaged in the early stages of the memory-robbing  disease, which is why people with Alzheimer’s may nap excessively long before they start to struggle with forgetting things, the…

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