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Cancer Drug May Be Able to Reverse Alzheimer’s

A new study with mice indicates the cancer drug bexarotene could have another important use: reversing Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.

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Alzheimer’s Now Considered a ‘Lifestyle Disease’

Having relatives with dementia might make you worry there’s some sort of ticking genetic time bomb dictating you too might someday be afflicted. But a growing body of research says you may be able to breathe easy.

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Can You Ward Off Alzheimer’s By Playing Games?d

Researchers have found a link between “brain-stimulating activities” and levels of the protein thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease.

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A More Active Lifestyle May Help Those Prone to Alzheimer’s

A new study finds people with genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease may be able to stave off the brain changes caused by the disease simply by engaging in a more active lifestyle.

 

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‘More Fish… Less Alzheimer’s,’ Says New Research — Health Check

Researchers have narrowed down the task of warding off Alzheimer’s disease into a simple one — eating more fish.

In a new study, 260 people with an average age of 71 were followed to see how much fish they ate and how it was prepared. The results showed those who ate baked or broiled fish on at least a weekly basis were much less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild mental impairment.

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Pat Robertson Says Divorcing a Spouse with Alzheimer’s Is Justifiable

Deeply conservative Pat Robertson shocked some viewers of his ’700 Club’ program on Tuesday when he told one of them that it’s okay to divorce a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease.

The man said he was conflicted because a friend whose wife has Alzheimer’s has been cheating on her. Robinson responded, “I know it sounds cruel, but if he’s going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her.”

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