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How To Eat For Your Brain

Recent research from the Kahn Academy revealed that the brain is like a muscle, and like any other muscle it gets stronger - and smarter - with the proper nutrition. When it comes to senior dining, especially among those with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, the right diet can actually help delay memory loss. 

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Could Alzheimer's be Detected With Walking Speed?

Early predictors of Alzheimer's disease have long eluded scientists. Alzheimer's is one of the most dangerous diseases facing older adults, and a new study may provide a surprising clue into catching the disease as early as possible.

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Study Finds Anxiety May Be Linked To Higher Dementia Risk

More than 5 million people in the U.S. currently have dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Association. As this number is expected to continue growing over the coming years, researchers are scrambling to identify risk factors that may be responsible for the onset of the memory-loss condition. A recent study conducted by the University of Southern California found that anxiety may be among the causes of dementia.

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Why Seniors Should Join a Knitting Club

What if when you were knitting a scarf, you were also knitting better cognitive health and well-being? Research shows that regularly knitting has tremendous health benefits, and by joining a knitting club seniors can improve their minds, moods and spirits. 

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Congress Agrees to Increase Funding for Alzheimer's Research

American legislators recently approved the 2016 fiscal year budget, and Congress has agreed to increase government funding on research for Alzheimer's disease by 50 percent in the coming year.

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Research Finds Brain's Navigation System May Help Detect Early Alzheimer's

A new study may help patients at risk of Alzheimer's disease detect early signs of the condition by looking at their brains' navigational cells. Diagnosing memory loss conditions early is important, as it allows people to better plan for the future and understand their illness. They may also have more opportunities to benefit from available treatments. 

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New Blood Test May Help Doctors Detect Early Alzheimer's

Millions of Americans are affected by Alzheimer's disease and its debilitating symptoms. While the condition cannot be cured, if it's identified and treated early, the side effects can be temporarily slowed, according to the Alzheimer's Association. In an effort to make the early stages of the disease easier to catch, researchers are creating a new blood test that may detect the beginning of Alzheimer's.

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The Importance of Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease Early On

Alzheimer's disease can be very difficult for patients and their families, and presently there is no known cure for preventing or reversing the effects of the disease.

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