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44 min ago | The York Daily Record

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial data the league and players' lawyers released as part of their proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits.

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4 hrs ago | New Scientist

Brains can power up to get around Alzheimer's plaques

It's one of the biggest mysteries of Alzheimer's. The disease is associated with the formation of protein plaques in the brain, but why is it that some people with plaques seem not to have the disease? Research suggests that some people's brains are able to reorganise during the early stages of Alzheimer's, delaying the appearance of initial symptoms.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Dementia, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

9 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Not All Brains With Amyloid Plaques Will Develop Alzheimer's,...

Scientists have found that the brain can compensate for the presence of amyloid plaques in some instances, helping it to retain function. Beta-amyloid plaques are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease , blocking neural pathways and causing memory loss.

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13 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Cajun-Italian Cook-off for Alzheimer's Association

Hundreds arrived at Cajun Harley Davidson in Scott, Saturday morning for a cook-off of a different variety. To kick-off the Walk to End Alzheimer's teams joined forces for the Great Cajun-Italian Cook-off.

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17 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Alzheimer's Walk Aims to Raise More Awareness

This is the 5th year for the walk at Clover Island in Kennewick and organizers said they saw over 500 walkers Saturday. People showed their support for loved ones affected by the disease and walked to bring awareness and raise the money for research.

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Related Topix: Health, Kennewick, WA, Non-Profit

21 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

Rain doesn't stop Alzheimer's walk

Gerald Halbedl of Tipton was walking for Alzheimer's disease at Legion Park Saturday, but as a high-functioning Alzheimer's patient himself, his preoccupation has been driving. Halbedl, 71, was diagnosed in 2011, after experiencing forgetfulness and anxiety, and his doctor, as required, reported that diagnosis to PennDOT, said Halbedl and daughter Julie Fisher of Hollidaysburg, who completed the walk in steady rain.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

A Ride two Remember aims to beat Alzheimer's

An Oak Harbor care facility employee took a "Ride Two Remember" Monday in an effort to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association. Timm is the Life Enrichment Coordinator for HomePlace Special Care Center in Oak Harbor, a facility that takes care of residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.

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WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Waynesboro Walks to End Alzheimer's

Karen Loftus was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease two years ago. She participated in the 'Walk to End Alzheimer's', put on by the Alzheimer's Association in Waynesboro.

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CNN

10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple.

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The Age

Researchers investigate link between post-traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer's disease

Melbourne researchers are using cutting-edge technology in a bid to link head trauma and PTSD as a cause of dementia. When Soviet troops marched into Hungary in November 1956, Bill Rowe was in Wagga Wagga.

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Related Topix: Health, Life, Veteran Affairs

Cape Cod Times

Memory care center to open in 2015

The Cape will get another memory care community next year when EPOCH Senior Living opens a new facility designed to provide a comfortable, homey setting to those suffering from dementia. Bridges by EPOCH at Mashpee is under construction on 19 acres at Old Barnstable Road and Route 151.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health, Mashpee, MA, Harwich, MA, Brewster, MA, Centerville, MA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Beast

30% of Ex-NFLers Face Brain ProblemsAt twice the risk of Alzheimer's, for instance.

Almost three in ten retired professional football players will face moderate to severe neurocognitive problems resulting from concussions, an actuary for the ex-athletes has found. The data was prepared for use in a lawsuit against the National Football League brought by retired players and their families, which may be settled for a proposed sum of $765 million.

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KBMT

Researchers find link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease

"If we want to find a cure to Alzheimer's, we have to further study Down syndrome," scientist Huntington Potter said. "The connection between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's became known gradually," Blumenthal said.

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Forbes.com

NFL Players Have 30% Chance Of Alzheimer's Or Dementia, New NFL Concussion Data Suggests

Eye-catching NFL player data released for the first time on Friday suggests that nearly 30% of former NFL players will end up developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia across their lifetime, placing them at a significantly higher risk than the general population. The actuarial data was calculated as part of the NFL's ongoing concussion lawsuit, as thousands of players suing the league alleged that the NFL hid the risks of head trauma, and the NFL attempted to estimate its liability.

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Brandon Sun

Report: Nearly 3 in 10 NFL retirees will face neurocognitive problems, from moderate to fatal

Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for ex-players' lawyers and made public Friday. Their actuary expects 14 per cent of all former players to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and another 14 per cent to develop moderate dementia over the next 65 years, according to the data.

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Related Topix: Health, Parkinson's Disease

This Is Lancashire

Michelle Greenwood has vowed to improve care of dementia sufferers

A DEMENTIA expert has pledged to end the 'objectification' of those who suffer from the condition, after becoming one of the most qualified trainers in the country. Michelle Greenwood, from Darwen, is one of just 15 people in England to have completed a new 'Level 4' course in dementia care training , and has already been signed up to deliver a workshop to 30 council staff.

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Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Health

South China Morning Post

Course offers intense training for carers of Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, an irreversible and progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. In its early stages the sufferer can communicate, reason and go about regular tasks.

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Eastbourne Herald

Bandstand stamp out on Thursday

September is World Alzheimer's Month and to celebrate in Eastbourne the local dementia group Memory Lane will be holding their first fund and awareness raising event. The Walk for Dementia is on Saturday September 27 from 10.45am-12.45pm and will start at the Wish Tower Slope, walk to the Waterworks and then return to the Wish Tower slope.

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Related Topix: Health, East Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Dallas Morning News

UTD gets a grant from the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's study

The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease has awarded Dr. Chandramallika Basak $165,000 in grants over the next three years for her research into mild cognitive impairment in older adults. Basak is one of six recipients in Texas chosen by a panel led by Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn.

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Related Topix: Health, Texas, University of Texas at Austin, Theater, Arts, Opinion

Door Reminder

Walk hopes to put an end to Alzheimer's disease

Walk hopes to put an end to Alzheimer's disease The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's will be in Green Bay Sept. 20 Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1rYslaT Team Fay after the 2013 Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

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Related Topix: Health, Manawa, WI, Marketing, Janesville, WI

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