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News on Alzheimer's continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

27 min ago | MLive.com

Letter: Walberg deserves praise for passage of Alzheimer's Accountability Act

As an Alzheimer's Ambassador, I would like to thank Congressman Tim Walberg for co-sponsoring the Alzheimer's Accountability Act .

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Related Topix: Health, US News, Opinion

4 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services annual fundraiser

The Conway committee of the Ninth annual Alzheimer's Walk benefitting Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services is having its annual Pizza Inn Fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. Members of the committee will be waiting tables for tips and the restaurant management will be donating a percentage of the sales that evening to the Walk.

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Related Topix: Health, Conway, AR

8 hrs ago | The Town Talk

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Dementia

13 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Changing Family Caregiver Dynamics Ramp Up the Importance of Long-Term Care Planning

When planning for retirement, clients often list long-term care as a primary concern.

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Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, AARP, Tsunami, Natural Disasters

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Purple out the Park at Riverside Stadium

Senior Helpers and the Victoria Generals are teaming up to host Purple out the Park at Riverside Stadium on Thursday in support of the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

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HON

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats

People who have dementia and heart rhythm irregularities are more likely to get a pacemaker than people without dementia, new research has found.

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Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, Medicine, Cardiology, Health

Bangor Daily News

Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer'sA is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

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Related Topix: Health

R & D

New protein structure could help treat Alzheimer's

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Dementia

Medical News

PLXNA4 gene may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report variants in a new gene , PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease .

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Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Newswise

Major Advances in Alzheimer's, Colon Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, and...

The groundbreaking scientific studies featured at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will include research on a blood test for Alzheimer's that uses biochip technology, a new test to diagnose colon cancer early, a more accurate method for determining multiple myeloma prognosis, a less stressful test for sleep apnea, and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Women's Health, World News, Austria, Chemistry, Science, University of Louisville

Cambridge Evening News

Day of racing at Newmarket set to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK

Simon Gibson , far left with chief executive of Alzheimer's Research UK Rebecca Wood, centre, alongside family, friends and supporters.

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Related Topix: Health

Medical News Today

Cancer drug offers potential for an oral therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Currently, no cure exists for Alzheimer's disease , the devastating neurological disease affecting more than 5 million Americans.

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Related Topix: Health, Cancer, Medicine, Chemistry, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Medical Daily

Early Life Experiences, Not Race, Determine Risk Of Cognitive Impairment In Later Life

A new study finds that it's the level of intellectual stimulation one has had during childhood, not race, that affects cognitive impairment in old age.

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Related Topix: Health, UC Davis

Morningstar

50 Must-Know Statistics About Long-Term Care

Perhaps you've bitten the bullet and purchased long-term care insurance, or decided to pay out of pocket for long-term care.

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Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicaid, Medicine, Nursing, Medicare

Holtville Tribune

Many conditions result in dementia, but Alzheimer's is most common

Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-to-day activities.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health, Genetics

Medical News Today

Diabetes, arthritis, cancer and Alzheimer's disease: strategy...

Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Nutrition, Heart Failure

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Cape Cod Times

More support available for Alzheimer's caregivers

Too often, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease takes a large toll on the health of the wife, husband, adult child or friend who is doing the caregiving.

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Related Topix: Health, Hyannis, MA, Bourne, MA

The Orlando Sentinel

Dance party stimulates minds, bodies of Alzheimer's patients

Roy Ray, 74, and his wife, Joan, 70, stepped lively on the dance floor Saturday to the World War II-era tune "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" as fellow dancers cut a rug around them.

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Related Topix: Health, Winter Springs, FL, Wedding, Orlando, FL

Star Tribune

Towns retrofit for aging needs

Up in cabin country, store owners in Walker, Minn., are reorganizing shops so they are easier for customers with Alzheimer's disease and age-related dementia.

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Related Topix: Walker, MN, Health, Sales

Yeovil Express

Chard woman Laura Corrick in Mount Kilimanjaro challenge

A CHARD woman is hard at work training for the challenge of a lifetime to raise much-needed funds for dementia research.

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Related Topix: Africa, Tanzania, World News, Health

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