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An Old Arthritis Drug Offers New Hope for Dementia

A study in mice reports that salsalate may reduce and prevent the toxic tau pathology of Alzheimer's and other diseases. But will it help patients?

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TAME-ing Aging with a Diabetes Drug

TAME-ing Aging with a Diabetes Drug

An innovative new trial will test if a common drug can increase health span by delaying age-related diseases.

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Technology & Dementia: Resources for Research and Patient Care

Technology & Dementia: Resources for Research and Patient Care

Emerging techologies address the needs of dementia researchers and patient caregivers.

Live Smart

Intellectual Stimulation Improves Cognition

Intellectual Stimulation Improves Cognition

New findings link a lifetime of learning with improved cognitive abilities in healthy older adults.

Live Smart

Deep Sleep May Be a Key to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Deep Sleep May Be a Key to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

New research suggests beta-amyloid plaques may interfere with sleep.

Eat Healthy

Getting Smart About Orange Juice

Getting Smart About Orange Juice

A new clinical trial suggests daily intake of orange juice may improve cognition in older adults. 

Eat Healthy

Is a Key to Preventing Alzheimer’s in Your Glass of Milk?

Is a Key to Preventing Alzheimer’s in Your Glass of Milk?

Everyone has heard that milk does a body good. But a new study suggests that certain molecules in milk might benefit the brain.

Know Your Supplements

Scientists Link Vitamin E Deficiency to Harmful Effects in the Brain

Scientists Link Vitamin E Deficiency to Harmful Effects in the Brain

New research suggests that vitamin E regulates the brain’s ability to receive and use a type of omega-3 fatty acid, DHA.

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Rates of Brain Atrophy May Depend on Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin B

Rates of Brain Atrophy May Depend on Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin B

A study suggests that the ability of B vitamins to slow brain shrinking may depend on long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.

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If You Think That Power Lines Might Cause Alzheimer’s Disease, Think Again

If You Think That Power Lines Might Cause Alzheimer’s Disease, Think Again

New research pokes a major hole in theories that power lines or electric household appliances could cause Alzheimer's.

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MIND What You Eat: A Healthy Diet May Significantly Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

MIND What You Eat: A Healthy Diet May Significantly Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Research from the Rush Memory and Aging Project suggests the MIND diet may cut Alzheimer's disease risk by 50 percent.

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