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Dietary Fats Trigger Long-term Memory Formation

UCI study points to new approaches for treating obesity, eating disorders Having strong memories of that rich, delicious dessert you ate last night? If so, you shouldn’t feel like a glutton. It’s only natural. UC Irvine researchers have found that eating fat-rich foods triggers the formation of long-term memories of that activity. The study adds […]

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Alzheimer’s disease and dementia triple healthcare costs for Americans age 65 and older

Total healthcare costs are more than three times higher for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias than for other people age 65 and older, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, released today. In the new report, total healthcare costs are calculated as per person payments measured from all sources. Medicare […]

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Report Finds Risks of Developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases can be Dramatically Reduced

BOSTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Environmental factors are key drivers in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to the authors of a new report, "Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging", released today.  Importantly, the report demonstrates that the risks for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's can be dramatically reduced. It offers the most comprehensive review of the currently available […]

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Latinos and African Americans Live Longer with Alzheimer’s Disease

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Latinos and African Americans with Alzheimer’s disease live longer than white people who have the disease, according to a study published November 14, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The findings were the same even after researchers adjusted for education level, […]

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Hope For The Prevention Of Senile Dementia And Alzheimers

by Robert William Locke Article kindly provided by uberarticles Mental diseases like Alzheimers and senile mental conditions have been the subject of much research recently. The latest study shows if that elderly people consume omega-3 foods, their chances of developing these diseases are considerably less. Another report recently found that carrots and other beta-carotene foods […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease to be Highlighted on Stamp Next Year

 WASHINGTON, DC — The Postal Service will issue a stamp next year to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease as part of its Social Awareness stamp series, Postmaster General John Potter announced today, on the first day of both National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.

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One in Seven Americans Age 71 and Older Has Some Type of Dementia, NIH-Funded Study Estimates

A new analysis suggests that about 3.4 million Americans age 71 and older — one in seven people in that age group — have dementia, and 2.4 million of them have Alzheimer's disease (AD). The study, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the latest in a series of analyses attempting to assess […]

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