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When Memory Problems Predict Alzheimer’s

An Alzheimer’s blood test that works before symptoms appear can clear up doubts about memory problems. It can tell the difference between subjective memory problems, such as normal side-effects of aging, versus warning signs of Alzheimer’s.

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Medical Marijuana Disappoints Dementia

When is medical marijuana appropriate? Not in dementia, according to a new study. It suggests medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering. Get the details.

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DIAMOND’s Lewy Body Diagnosis & Treatment Kit

Lewy body dementia receives relatively little attention and few research dollars, and often goes undiagnosed. Learn about a kit to do something about it. Watch Mike Belleville share his long journey of misdiagnosis from Alzheimer’s to Lewy body dementia.

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The Bad & The Good in Statins & Alzheimer’s

Statins certainly seem to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s. On the other hand, they can sometimes cause temporary memory loss, which does go away if one stops the statins. Find out what you need to know to strike the right balance.

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