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10 Reasons to Love the Herb St. John’s Wort

The popular herb St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) often gets an eyebrow raise from the media, even in the face of whole volumes of research espousing its effectiveness for many health concerns. …

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Why So Many People with Alzheimer’s Aren’t Being Diagnosed

If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know? According to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association, the majority of Americans with Alzheimer’s dis…

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Hoping to Prevent Dementia? First, Stand on One Leg

Think you're at risk of a stroke? Then try standing on one one leg for at least 20 seconds, a new study says. Japanese researchers had nearly 1,400 women and men, with an average age of 67, try the ba…

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5 Things People with Alzheimer’s Want to Tell You

To honor National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we asked men and women who are living with Alzheimer's to share their thoughts on what they'd like to tell the world: I've been diagnosed, no…

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2 Good Reasons to Get Grandma Online

As soon as Bruce and Esther Huffman bought a shiny new laptop, their granddaughter, Mindy, taught them how to record a video using the built-in webcam—or so she thought. Here's what happened, a little…

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The Brain Benefits of Bilingualism

In an increasingly connected world, the everyday advantages of being able to speak multiple languages are easy to recognize. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, bilingualism…

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The Fruit That Fights Alzheimer’s Disease

Confusion, loss of memory, difficulty speaking, disorientation ... Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, is traumatic for those who have it and those who see their loved ones suffer from it. …

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The Shocking Alzheimer’s Revelation that Could Impact 600,000 Americans

Memory loss is often regarded as the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, but more than 10 percent of Alzheimer’s patients have little or no trouble with their recall, according to a surprising, new Mayo Clinic r…

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Walk Your Way to a Bigger, Better Brain

We don’t often think about taking our brain on a brisk walk or run but that’s the advice British researchers are offering after studying the potential benefits of exercise for staving off dementia. …

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How a Video Game Might Help Someone With Dementia

Video games and dignified dementia care don't initially appear compatible, but advocates from Alzheimer's Australia Victoria have teamed up with a group of designers from Opaque Multimedia to turn thi…

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