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2 hrs ago | 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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2 hrs ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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

Alabama Live

Stovall Marks Insurance receives Safeco Insurance 'Make More Happen' Award, $3,000 donation for Alzheimer's Association

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama-- Stovall Marks Insurance in Decatur is the recipient of a Safeco Insurance "Make More Happen" Award for its volunteer service with Alzheimer's Association, Mid-South Chapter of North Alabama.

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Related Topix: Health, Non-Profit

Newkerala.com

Walking speed may detect Alzheimer's risk

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. The new test diagnoses motoric cognitive risk syndrome .

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Neurology

Medical News

Early life experiences influence risk of cognitive impairment in later life

Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics as race and ethnicity, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center and the University of Victoria, Canada, has found.

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Related Topix: Health, UC Davis, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KLKN

Alzheimer's Association Night at the Saltdogs

's pastime. "It brings everybody together which is really cool, you get to meet other people who have gone through the same things as you," says 14-year-old Emily Price.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Garden City Fire Dept. holds BBQ fundraiser for Chief Jimmy Crosby and wife

Volunteers and firefighters at the Garden City Fire Dept. hosted a fundraiser for Fire Chief Jimmy Crosby and his wife, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

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City Paper

Music Therapy Works for Alzheimer's Patients in Alive Inside

We don't die. That's what we like to tell ourselves, anyway. We don't get old, we don't get sick, we don't forget, and we certainly never die.

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Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Movies, Entertainment

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