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Alzheimer’s Disease

Brenda Chedid plays cards with her grandmother, Christine Warner (credit; CBS)

Bad News About Women & Alzheimer’s Disease

Disturbing news was released Wednesday about women and Alzheimer’s disease. The new report shows women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime as they are breast cancer.

03/19/2014

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Experts: Prepare For Big Increase In Those Who Suffer From Dementia

Those who study aging say we should prepare for a big increase in those who suffer from dementia. With older people living longer it could be a burden on caregivers.

12/06/2013

Gretchen Josephson with her sister Karen (credit: CBS)

Down Syndrome’s Link To Alzheimer’s Gets Closer Look At CU Hospital

Could studying Down syndrome help unlock the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are now investigating why people with Down syndrome are at a high risk for Alzheimer’s.

11/20/2013

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Using Peanut Butter And A Ruler To Make A Diagnosis

We all like fancy and high tech when it comes to medical testing, but researchers have found a simpler way to hone in towards a diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains, all it takes is a spoonful of peanut butter and a ruler.

10/11/2013