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High-Carb Diet Linked To Alzheimer's!!

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A new study found that elderly people who eat a carb heavy diet are almost four times as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Carbs break down into sugars, and sugar plays a role in the development of MCI.

MCI is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.

Not everyone that has MCI develops Alzheimer's but many do.

5.2 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's so researchers are doing what they can to find ways to stop MCI before it happens.

The study's lead author said:

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Can Cats Get Alzheimer's Too?

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Your feline's aging process just got a bit more inneresting…

Japanese scientists have studied wild cats and found that they have the same proteins in their brains as humans with Alzheimer's disease.

So your old cranky cat that wanders around aimlessly could actually be stricken with the mental health disease.

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Want To Ward Off Alzheimer's?

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Many people already know that exercise is great for your mind as well as your body.

But there are certain types of physical training that are better for warding off things like Alzheimer's.

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Alzheimer's Patients May Benefit From Brain Pacemaker

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There's a new device, similar to a pacemaker, that if implanted into the brains of Alzheimer's patients, could stimulate beneficial brain activity.

It could help with memory loss, depression and agitation.

The study's lead author said:

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Overeating Increases The Chance For Memory Loss

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Here is another reason to watch what you eat — especially if you're a senior citizen!

A new study has linked overeating to memory loss in the elderly population. Those eating 6,000 calories a day may have DOUBLE the chance of developing mild cognitive impairment!

The diagnosis means more serious memory loss then what is expected to come naturally with aging and is a risk factor for developing dementia or even Alzheimer's!

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Obama Administration To Spend Another $50 Million On Alzheimer's

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At least you can't argue that it isn't going to a good cause!

The Obama administration has decided to spend a further $50 million on Alzheimer's research — something that is desperately needed.

The disease affect 5 million Americans, countless world-wide, and needs to be stopped!

Luckily, we have an administration that says it wants a cure, and fast, by 2025 and it plans to increase the fiscal year 2013 budget by $80 million. It plans to spend an extra $26 million on funding to support people who care for Alzheimer's patients.

We hope they can succeed! Alzheimer's is terrifying for both the patient and those around them!

[Image via AP Images.]

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AP Writer Explains Why Summitt's Announcement Was So Shocking

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It was so troubling to hear that University of Tennessee women's basketball coach, Pat Summitt, has early onset dementia.

AP's basketball writer Doug Feinberg, who has covered the spot for many years, discusses why this came as a shock, and that Alzheimer's shouldn't expect Summitt to go down without a fight.

So sad, but we can't do anything but put our whole support behind her and try and lift her up during the hard road ahead.

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