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  Targeting Alzheimer’s at its earliest stages

Memory loss worries may indicate real Alzheimer’s risk

  Researchers at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston asked 200 healthy volunteers to report concerns about their own memory and then received a brain scan looking for buildup of amyloid plaque, a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Those most anxious about their memory also had the highest levels

Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia

Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all. Full story

Transition Therapeutics' Alzheimer's drug gets FDA fast-track status

(Reuters) - Canadian biopharmaceutical company Transition Therapeutics said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted a fast-track status to its Alzheimer's drug, sending its U.S.-listed shares up 33 percent in post-market trading. Full story

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For some, mild slips of memory may be very early Alzheimer's

How to tell signs of dementia from normal aging

Study will use Navidea Alzheimer's imaging agent

Later retirement linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's, study shows

Lilly plans big Alzheimer's disease study after prior failures

Alzheimer's tied to less cancer, and vice versa

Medicare plan on Alzheimer's test dismays advocates

Groups dismayed by decision not to cover Alzheimer's test

Medicare won't pay for Eli Lilly Alzheimer's agent

Ga. Alzheimer's center raided; 21 workers charged

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  New guidelines could help detect early Alzheimer’s

Research to be presented at the Alzheimer’s Association’s international conference in Boston this week could help family doctors recognize and identify the symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer’s. TODAY’s Maria Shriver reports on how early detection has helped one woman struggling with the illness.

  Unusual form of dementia afflicts younger patients

Frontotemporal dementia affects a different area of the brain than Alzheimer’s, destroying the frontal lobes and spurring big personality changes. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

  A family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s

Banker White talks to The Cycle hosts about his new film “The Genius of Marian” and what prompted him to document his family’s personal struggle with Alzheimer’s.

  Study to find possible Alzheimer’s breakthrough

A new study is underway involving drugs that may prevent Alzheimer’s. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

  Is Obama’s BRAIN initiative a small step or a giant leap?

Sam Wong, associate professor at Princeton’s Neuroscience Institute, Partha Mitra, Professor of Biomathematics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Laura Flanders, host and founder of GritTV.org, and Doctor Jonathan Metzl, professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt university, join Melissa Harris-Perry to t

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Monica Briceno makes herself up in her apartment before learning that her eviction has been postponed in Madrid
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Monica Briceno makes herself up in her apartment before learning that her eviction has been postponed in Madrid April 5, 2013. Briceno is a 70 year-old separated woman living on a pension of 364.90 euros ($475) and suffering from Alzheimer's disease. She has an advanced cognitive impairment and an e

Monica Briceno stands in her apartment before learning that her eviction has been postponed in Madrid
Monica Briceno stands in her apartment before learning that her eviction has been postponed in Madrid

Monica Briceno stands in her apartment before learning that her eviction has been postponed in Madrid April 5, 2013. Briceno is a 70 year-old separated woman living on a pension of 364.90 euros ($475) and suffering from Alzheimer's disease. She has an advanced cognitive impairment and an eviction fr