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Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's Decline

In fact, people who are widowed and have high levels of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, appear to experience cognitive decline three times faster than similar people who have not lost a spouse, the researchers added. Source: NEW…

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Dentists Among Top Prescribers of Opioids

More than half of the opioid prescriptions issued by dentists were for longer than the three-day supply recommended by the CDC for acute dental pain management Source: NEW FEED

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All in the Timing: Many Get Knee Replacement Too Late or Too Soon

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that 90% of patients who could benefit from the procedure waited too long to have it, while about 25% of patients who didn’t need it underwent the procedure too soon. Source:…

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One Night of Bad Sleep May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

A small group of young, healthy men deprived of just one night of sleep had higher blood levels of tau protein, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, than when they had a full and uninterrupted night of rest. Source: NEW…

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As seen on SeniorLifestyleMag.com

Essential Care: Advanced Technology Coming To Skilled Nursing Facilities As featured on “SeniorsLifestyleMag.com” Monitoring vital signs in patients is a crucial part of essential care in hospitals and care facilities across North America. According to the National Center for Biotechnology…

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New Results for Experimental Alzheimer's Drug

Studies on aducanumab were halted earlier this year because the drug didn’t appear to be effective. But the new results suggest it’s effective at a high dose, the Associated Press reported. Source: NEW FEED

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Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?

Previous research has implied that exposure to fine particle air pollution increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, but it wasn’t clear how this type of pollution affects the brain and memory. Source: NEW FEED

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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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