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Can Alzheimer’s Be Treated with Iron-Modifying Drugs?

Dietary iron is an essential element in the brain. That’s why it is critical to understand how it affects Alzheimer’s. Researchers used advanced X-ray techniques to take a giant step forward in understanding iron chemistry in amyloid plaque, the main culprit behind Alzheimer’s. Learn more about their exciting new insights.

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Financial Problems Can Signal Dementia Onset

Researchers found in a study that people who developed dementia were more likely to have their credit rating drop at least two and a half years before the diagnosis. Some had problems managing their money up to six years before. Find out more.

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Seeing the Same GP Improves Dementia Treatment

People with dementia who were consistently seen by the same General Practitioner (GP) are given fewer medicines and are less likely to be given medicines that can cause problems, according to researchers at University of Exeter. Learn more.

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An intriguing study of 120 grandmothers might surprise you. Doctors know socially engaged people have better cognition and less dementia. But can a person get too much of a good thing? What’s the right balance?

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If you couldn’t see your mashed potatoes,  you probably wouldn’t eat them. That’s why what “The Red Plate Study” found was astonishing! Alzheimer’s patients eating from red plates consumed 25 percent more food than those eating from white plates. Find out why.

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Is Alzheimer’s Catchy?

It looks like a sneeze cannot give anyone Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s abnormal disease proteins do spread from cell-to-cell, they are not “infectious”. Check out the facts.

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