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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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Blood Test May Spot Signs of Early Alzheimer's

The blood test may be even more sensitive than the current gold standard — a PET brain scan — at detecting early amyloid accumulation in the brain, according to the authors. Source: NEW FEED

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Clues to Women’s Higher Odds for Alzheimer's

Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. Source: NEW FEED

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Healthy Living Counteracts Alzheimer's Genetic Risk

Even if you are unlucky enough to carry genes that predispose you to Alzheimer’s disease, a healthy lifestyle can minimize that risk, new research shows. Source: NEW FEED

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Dementia Risk

In total, 13% of men who had received the therapy went on to develop Alzheimer’s disease over eight years of follow-up, compared to 9%  who hadn’t gotten the treatment, the study found. Source: NEW FEED

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Alzheimer's Genes Might Show Effects in Your 20s

The results revealed that participants between 18 and 65 who had family members with Alzheimer’s scored lower than those who did not. That included even young adults in their 20s. Source: NEW FEED

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Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer's

Researchers don’t know whether the finding related to the drug nilvadipine can translate into any benefits for patients. But future studies should look into that possibility, they said. Source: NEW FEED

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Could You Afford Home Health Care? Maybe Not

Only two out of five older adults with significant disabilities have the assets on hand to pay for at least a couple of years of extensive in-home care, researchers found. Source: NEW FEED

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'Bad' Cholesterol, Rare Alzheimer's May Be Linked

If research confirms that high cholesterol plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease, officials may need to reduce our target levels for “bad” LDL cholesterol, the study author said. Source: NEW FEED

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