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3 On Your Side: Virtual Dementia Tour

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to have the mind robbing ailment, but now you can, at least virtually. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl shows you how.

09/24/2013

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Forgetting May Just Be Aging

Even though forgetfulness can be an indicator of Alzheimer’s, It is important to remember that certain types of memory loss are normal as we age.

07/25/2013

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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

A study out of Columbia University found those who followed the Mediterranean diet had a 68% reduction in developing Alzheimer’s.

07/18/2013

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Computer Game Good For The Aging Brain

As we get older, brain function declines. But a recently funded government study found that playing a computer game can slow and even reverse those declines.

05/20/2013

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Treating Dementia Is Most Costly

When it comes to health care, you might think that heart disease or cancer cost the most. In actuality, the most expensive condition to treat is dementia.

04/11/2013

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Missing Elderly Woman With Alzheimer’s Found

Police say a missing elderly woman with Alzheimer’s has been found.

04/06/2013

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Police Searching For Missing Man Suffering From Alzheimer’s

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing person who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

03/08/2013

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An Increasing Number Of People With Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to increase from 4.7 million in 2010 to as many as 15 million by 2050.

02/13/2013

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Health: Blood Pressure Medication May Lower Risk Of Dementia

Millions of Americans take medication to lower blood pressure, and a new study shows those drugs could also be helping the brain. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the new research.

01/07/2013

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Exercise For Your Brain

It is a commonly held belief that regular exercise helps you think more clearly and may help offset memory problems down the road. But does exercise really have that dramatic of an effect?

12/14/2012

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Another Benefit Of The Mediterranean Diet

A new study from Columbia University finds people who follow the Mediterranean diet have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

10/05/2012

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Optogenetics Might Help Memory Loss

Using a technique called optogenetics – the control of genetically modified brain cells using light – scientists might figure out ways to stimulate lost memory.

03/27/2012

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Dementia Improved By Mental Stimulation

According to researchers from Oregon, cognitive stimulation which involves structured activities in a group setting may be quite helpful for people with memory issues, alzheimer’s or dementia.

02/22/2012

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Police: Sicklerville,NJ Man With Alzheimer’s Missing

Lyndsay Shannon, of Sicklerville, has been missing since Thursday afternoon.

12/30/2011

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Company Offers Free Trial on People-Trackers In Philadelphia

The 1,500 free Lojack Safetynet bracelets will available for a half a year with no financial obligation to Philadelphians who have cognitive conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, autism, or Down syndrome.

10/05/2011

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