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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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Virtual Reality Technology May Help High School Students Understand Alzheimer's Disease (Part 2)

Innovative new technology is helping with Alzheimer’s education. 20 Illinois high school students at Northside College Preparatory School in Chicago, recently engaged in learning about Alzheimer’s disease…

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Virtual Reality Technology May Help High School Students Understand Alzheimer's Disease (Part 1)

A new virtual reality tool is helping high school students gain insight into what it’s really like to have Alzheimer&r’s disease. The virtual reality learning program was presented at this year’s Alzheimer’s…

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College Students Volunteer to Give the Gift of Music to People with Alzheimer's Dementia

The impact of music on the brain, for those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been studied quite extensively, as medical experts aim to identify as many Alzheimer’s prevention measures as possible. Music…

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Zombie Cells Identified in Alzheimer's Disease for the First Time

In the world of cell physiology, cells that can’t die, but are unable to function normally, have been referred to as “Zombie cells.” These are old, worn out cells that are seen in several age-related…

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