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Country star Glen Campbell reportedly moved to care facility

Country star Glen Campbell reportedly moved to care facility

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- The "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer is battling Alzheimer's disease.
Kate Stanton
Women more likely to get Alzheimer's disease than men

Women more likely to get Alzheimer's disease than men

CHICAGO, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as they are breast cancer, researchers say.
Blood test may detect Alzheimer's in healthy people

Blood test may detect Alzheimer's in healthy people

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's cause of five to six times more deaths than reported

Alzheimer's cause of five to six times more deaths than reported

CHICAGO, March 6 (UPI) -- Alzheimer's disease may be an underlying cause of five to six times as many deaths among the elderly as currently reported, U.S. researchers suggest.

Woman, 81, held without bail for feeding bears, birds

SEBRING, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- An 81-year-old Florida woman on probation for feeding bears is being held without bond for allegedly violating her probation by feeding crows.
Seth Rogen speaks on Capitol Hill about Alzheimer's

Seth Rogen speaks on Capitol Hill about Alzheimer's

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Actor, writer and director Seth Rogen says he "jumped" at the chance to speak on Capitol Hill about the impact Alzheimer's disease has had on his family.
Meat and the way it is prepared linked to Alzheimer's

Meat and the way it is prepared linked to Alzheimer's

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Advanced glycation endproducts, or AGEs, common in the "Western diet," suppress levels of sirtuin, a key defense" against Alzheimer's, U.S. researchers say.
Patients who report memory impairment more likely to later be diagnosed with Alzheimer's

Patients who report memory impairment more likely to later be diagnosed with Alzheimer's

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers find that if you think you are developing Alzheimer's, you may be right -- which could lead to earlier treatment.
Brooks Hays
Obama forms partnership to accelerate medication discoveries

Obama forms partnership to accelerate medication discoveries

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A new U.S. program will accelerate the development of life-saving drugs and identify new treatments for Alzheimer's and diabetes, President Barack Obama says.

DDT exposure linked to increased Alzheimer's risk

DALLAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Exposure to DDT -- banned since 1972 in the United States -- may increase the risk developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, researchers say.
Ten-minute online test can help estimate Alzheimer's risk

Ten-minute online test can help estimate Alzheimer's risk

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Many risk factors for Alzheimer's disease are linked to lifestyle or environment and the risk can be decreased at all ages, researchers in Australia say.
Omega-3 -- found in some fish -- may delay brain aging

Omega-3 -- found in some fish -- may delay brain aging

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids -- found in some fish -- may preserve up to one to two years of brain health, U.S. researchers say.

The real healthcare crisis

PARIS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- At Davos in the Swiss Alps this week the bankers and thinkers and business leaders who constitute the amen corner of globalization will be addressing the implications of longevity and demographics.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Larry Speakes, Reagan's spokesman, dies

CLEVELAND, Miss., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Larry Speakes, who served as U.S. President Ronald Reagan's deputy press secretary and chief spokesman for six years, has died. He was 74.
34 states under wind chill alerts as arctic blast swoops across nation

34 states under wind chill alerts as arctic blast swoops across nation

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Thirty-four states were under wind chill alerts Monday as a record-breaking blast of arctic air swooped down on the United States.

Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz dead at 92

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Saul Zaentz, who won three Oscars after becoming a movie producer in his 50s, died Friday in California, his nephew said.
At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A monster weather system across the mid-Atlantic and New England is being blamed for at least two deaths and widespread travel disruption, authorities said.
Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's brain decline

Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's brain decline

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- For patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's, vitamin E was effective in slowing brain decline and in reducing caregiver assistance, U.S. researchers say.
Oil dressing, beet juice, giblets may reduce Alzheimer's risk

Oil dressing, beet juice, giblets may reduce Alzheimer's risk

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. website on successful aging suggests three foods may help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's by enhancing brain function and keeping the mind sharp.
Concussions linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's

Concussions linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's

Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Concussions involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness have been linked to Alzheimer's-associated plaque in the brain.
Ananth Baliga
Concussion, Alzheimer's brain pathology may be related

Concussion, Alzheimer's brain pathology may be related

ROCHESTER, Minn., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be linked to Alzheimer's-associated plaques in the brain, U.S. researchers say.

Couple celebrate 50th anniversary on Christmas

WYANDOTTE, Mich., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A Michigan couple who married during World War II are celebrating Christmas as well as their 50th wedding anniversary.
Aging expert: Santa may be healthier than he appears

Aging expert: Santa may be healthier than he appears

On the surface Santa Claus may seem an overweight workaholic with an affinity for sweets, but a U.S. geriatrician says Santa may be healthier than he appears.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Alzheimer's burden shifts to low- and middle-income countries

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- By 2050, it is estimated there will be 135 million people living with dementia worldwide, up from 44 million today, a British non-profit group says.
Dementia cases to triple by 2050

Dementia cases to triple by 2050

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- New estimates suggest that the number of people with dementia is set to triple by 2050, higher than previous estimates, and the rise is expected to put pressure on already stretched health services.
Ananth Baliga
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