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Alzheimer’s Disease

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U.S. Wants Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment By 2025

The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer’s disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.


A nurse holds the hands of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (credit: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

Seniors Encouraged To Get Alzheimer’s Screening

Alzheimer’s disease gradually steals a person’s memory and will even eventually take away their ability to perform the simplest of tasks.


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Treatable Condition Can Be Misdiagnosed As Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but for some of those patients, the diagnosis was wrong.


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Families Urge Action As U.S. Drafts Alzheimer’s Plan

Dementia is poised to skyrocket as the baby boomers age — and it’s a budget-busting disease for Medicare, Medicaid and families. Now the Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer’s Plan.


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Brain Injury Raises Dementia Risk, U.S. Study Finds

A large study in older veterans raises fresh concern about mild brain injuries that hundreds of thousands of troops have suffered from explosions in recent wars.


A nurse holds the hands of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (credit: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

New Guidelines Define Pre-Alzheimer’s Disease

The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these conditions much sooner than they are now.


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70+ Year Olds Offer Secret To Good Health

A North Texas man and woman are both the picture of health and wellness. The pair has something in common – both decided to start weightlifting more than 20 years ago.


A nurse holds the hands of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (credit: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Number 15 Million

Far more people than previously thought are providing billions of hours of unpaid care to Alzheimer’s patients. A new report says nearly 15 million caregivers provide unpaid care to people with dementia.


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Number Of Alzheimer’s Cases Expected To Rise

There’s new information about the fast-rising number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. According to a just released report, the aging of the baby boomer generation will lead to a huge spike in cases.


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Omega-3 Pills Fail To Work In Alzheimer’s Patients

Omega-3 pills promoted as boosting memory didn’t slow mental and physical decline in older patients with Alzheimer’s disease.