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Monthly Archives: July 2014

 

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Are We Closer to a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s?

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease but researchers are coming close to developing a blood test that would predict who is likely to develop dementia. Lead study author Dr. Abdul Hye from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, said in a statement, “Memory problems are very common, but the challenge is identifying […]
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Using iPads can help Older Adults Thinking Ability

A new study suggests, that for older adults, learning to use a tablet computer can help improve memory and assist in completing tasks. The researchers add it can also enhance everyday life and help older adults achieve greater independence. “Mastering technological devices such as the iPad has the added advantage of providing older adults with […]
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Vitamin E May Slow Early Stage of Alzheimer’s

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are ways to slow the progression. The earlier the intervention, the better the results. Previous research has suggested that vitamin E is effective in treating advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, but new research shows it also helps in the early stages of the disease.     For […]
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Poor Health Decisions in Young Adults Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s

The health factors that have been known to increase the risk of developing brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, has now been linked to the increased likelihood of memory complaints across all adult age groups, including young adults between the ages of 18-39. This is the first study to link these risk factors […]