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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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Newly Named LATE Dementia Mimics Alzheimer's

LATE causes memory loss and problems with thinking and reasoning, but on autopsy, doctors don’t find the Alzheimer’s-linked protein clumps known as plaques and tangles in the brain. Source: NEW FEED

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As Sense of Smell Fades, Does Death Come Closer?

The loss of an ability to smell has been linked to your risk of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and some dementias, but researchers suspected that sense of smell might be related to more health issues. Source:…

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Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad

Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious complication that occurs in about 1% of knee replacement patients. Source: NEW FEED

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Brain Scans Spot, Track Alzheimer's

The results “make it clear that amyloid PET imaging can have a major impact on how we diagnose and care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline,” said the study’s lead author. Source: NEW FEED

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U.S. Dementia-Linked Death Rate More Than Doubles

The analysis found that dementia was the primary cause for nearly 262,000 deaths in 2017, nearly half from Alzheimer’s disease. That’s up from about 84,000 deaths attributed to dementia in 2000. Source: NEW FEED

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HRT Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer's Risk

The study found that women taking hormone replacement therapy had a 9 percent to 17 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In women who began taking hormone therapy before age 60, this increased risk was tied to use of…

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Could Common Germs Be Tied to Alzheimer's?

As Alzheimer’ progresses, amyloid beta proteins build up in parts of the brain. They clump together to form hardened plaques that disrupt the way the brain functions. Source: NEW FEED

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