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2013-05-16 15:02:05

People who have skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to new research published in the May 15, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The link does not apply to melanoma, a less common but more aggressive type of skin cancer. The study involved 1,102 people with an average age of 79 who did not have dementia at the start of the study. The participants were followed for an average of 3.7 years. At...

2013-05-14 23:01:06

AegisCare announces brand new training campaign to ensure its caregivers stay abreast of the latest in Alzheimer´s care Torrance, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 With specialized home health care, ailing seniors -- even those suffering from Alzheimer´s and dementia -- can remain in their homes instead of going into nursing homes or assisted living facilities. This is often preferable for the patients themselves and their families. AegisCare, a company that provides highly-trained...

2013-04-18 12:15:11

Close family members of people with Alzheimer's disease are more than twice as likely as those without a family history to develop silent buildup of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The study, published online in the journal PLOS ONE on April 17, 2013, confirms earlier findings on a known genetic variation that increases one's risk for Alzheimer's, and raises new questions about other genetic factors involved in the disease that...

Gene Discovered That Triples Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
2012-11-15 15:08:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of researchers from 44 different institutions around the world, including scientists from the Mayo Clinic, the University of Toronto, and the University of Nottingham, recently discovered a gene that almost triples the risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease. The international group of scientists utilized the Nottingham ARUK DNA bank, one of the biggest collections of DNA pooled from Alzheimer´s patients....


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