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College Students & People with Alzheimer's Both Benefit from Unique Living Situation

Alzheimer’s disease is not strictly a condition that is prevalent in the U.S., it’s now being considered a worldwide epidemic by many medical experts. But, in some countries, people are coming up with…

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Could Alzheimer's Disease be Caused by Herpes? A New Study Says Maybe

With all the advanced research in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), it’s difficult to believe that the cause of the disease could come down to something really simple, like treating Herpes.…

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Marijuana Found to Engender Both a Therapeutic or Damaging Effect on the Brain, Depending on Age & Other Factors

Marijuana is the most used illicit substance in the country; experts anticipate that its use will continue to increase, as the substance becomes legalized in more and more states. Interestingly, marijuana…

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High School Student Project Helps People with Alzheimer's Recall Memories

Memories are basically what shapes a person’s life, and most certainly comprises the history of each personal story. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), robs its victims of these treasured memories, leaving people…

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College Students, Smoking, and Alzheimer's Disease

Studies have shown that heavy smoking during the senior years can raise one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Other research studies indicate that smoking in middle-age can lead to a higher chance of…

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High School Students Show Low Level of Stigma Toward People with Alzheimer's

When a person is affected by a debilitating disease or condition, it seems as though there is always some type of stigma attached. This is most likely the result of misunderstanding, or perhaps even fear…

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Iowa State College Students Help to Raise Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease

Colleges and Universities around the country are working to raise awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. One such college is Iowa State University (ISU), Students at ISU formed 2 clubs to…

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New Study Links Early Alzheimer's with Psychiatric Symptoms

A new study, conducted at the University of Sao Paulo (in collaboration with the Brazilian Biobank for Aging Studies) has discovered a link between the pathology of early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the…

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Test Question Results May Predict the Risk of Alzheimer's in High School Students (Part 1)

A recent Chicago Tribune article reported on the largest survey, ever, involving American teenagers—440,000 to be exact. The survey was administered back in 1960 and it took 2 and a half days to complete.…

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An Intergenerational Program for Honor's Students Helps People with Alzheimer's Disease

“Bringing Art to Life” is an inter-generational program aimed at helping people with Alzheimer’s disease and college students, in Alabama. The program, now in its 5th year, founded by Daniel Potts, M.D.,…

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