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Progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss

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Alzheimer's disease: Progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss
Alzheimer's disease (AD), also referred to simply as Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gradually worsens over time. It is the cause of 60–70% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation, mood swings, loss of motivation, not managing self-care, and behavioural issues. As a person's condition declines, they often withdraw from family and society. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Although the speed of progression can vary, the typical life expectancy following diagnosis is three to nine years.


Dr. Oz gets real on mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis, reveals he also carries the gene

Dr. Mehmet Oz is getting candid about a health battle that hits close to home: his mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis.
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Grandpa with Alzheimer's holding onto dance moves

He's forgotten almost everything from the last 83 years, but not the dance moves he shared with his wife.  
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Videos for Alzheimer's disease

VR gives dementia patients VR gives dementia patients "magical" trip to their past

A British study has found virtual reality headsets stimulate memories in dementia sufferers, raising hopes it can be personalised to help them retain connections with loved ones. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Alzheimer's Drug Could Help Reverse Alcohol Effects On Teen Brains [Video]Alzheimer's Drug Could Help Reverse Alcohol Effects On Teen Brains

A drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease may be able to help reverse some of the effects of adolescent binge drinking. Researchers at Duke Health used rats to study the effects of teens who binge drink..

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Napping more? That could be an early symptom of Alzheimer's, a new study says

Alzheimer's wipes out an entire network of neurons that keeps us awake, the study found. This means increased napping may be an Alzheimer's symptom.
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A Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer’s. Should You Get One?

One expert warns of “unintended downsides,” including overuse of only modestly effective medications.
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How to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's: "Genetics is not your destiny"

A major Alzheimer’s conference has revealed simple tips to lower your risk of the disease, which has affected an estimated 5.8 million Americans. New research shows exercise, a healthy diet, and work..
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Here's the latest for Monday Ju ly 15th: Trump doubles down on racist tweets; Accusers urge judge to hold Epstein until trial; Blood tests show promise in detecting Alzheimer's and Hawaiians protest..
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Blood tests show promise in detecting Alzheimer's

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal _ a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Half a dozen research groups gave new results at a..
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Amy Klobuchar unveils plan to address medical needs of aging Americans

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar is unveiling a comprehensive proposal to help older Americans and their families. Her plan would tackle chronic conditions like Alzheimer's,..
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Following a couple from diagnosis to the final stages of Alzheimer’s

For 10 years, Dr. Jon LaPook has been checking in on Carol Daly, a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and her caregiver husband, Mike. After a decade, the disease has had a devastating impact on each of..
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Untangling the Facebook data scandal, Inside MIT's 'Future Factory’, For better or worse: Living with Alzheimer's

Lesley Stahl reports on Aleksandr Kogan, the link between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica; then, Scott Pelley goes inside MIT’s ‘Future Factory’; and, for better or worse, living with..
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Singer Steve Lawrence, of '60s duo Steve and Eydie, says he has Alzheimer's

The beloved 1960s-era singer says he's in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. He and his late wife, Eydie Gorme, were a popular singing duo in nightclubs and on TV.
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Researchers develop vaccine that could stem Alzheimer's

University of New Mexico researchers have developed a vaccine that could prevent the formation of protein tangles and potentially prevent the cognitive decline typically seen in Alzheimer’s patients...
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Aging baby boomers are about to push Alzheimer's disease rates sky high

About 5.8 million Americans now have Alzheimer's disease. That number will climb to at least 13.8 million by 2050, a 138% rise with a heavy toll.
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Country singer Hal Ketchum has Alzheimer's disease, performed 'as long as it was possible'

Hal Ketchum's wife, Andrea, revealed her husband's diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in a Facebook post over the weekend.
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Algae toxin may be causing Alzheimer's in dolphins. Illness could signal risks for humans

A common algae toxin, worsened by increased temperatures, may be causing Alzheimer's disease in dolphins, hinting at similar health risks for humans.
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Falling in love while caring for your spouse with Alzheimer's

An estimated six million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. But one survey shows more than 50 percent of couples dealing with the condition have not discussed their wishes related to having..
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Could an eye test help detect Alzheimer's?

New research suggests eyes may be a window to our brain health
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B. Smith's Alzheimer's raises question: How to protect your wishes when incapacitated

Dan Gasby, husband of lIfestyle guru B. Smith is with a woman as his wife fights Alzheimer's. How to make sure your wishes are met when incapacitated?
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B. Smith's husband doubles down, insisting wife told him to 'go on' after Alzheimer's diagnosis

Dan Gasby, the husband to restaurateur and lifestyle guru B. Smith, says he's "keeping my vows" to his wife despite dating another woman.
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Video shows 84-year-old woman locked out of Alzheimer's care facility

It's unclear how long Savina Genoese Zerbi was the locked Alzheimer's treatment facility. The video was captured around 2:15 a.m. and the full version shows her trying to get in for at least 25..
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