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Alzheimer's

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Raising Alzheimer's awareness through Facebook confusion

A recent campaign to increase awareness of the most common form of dementia put people in photos of fake events, possibly giving them a momentary sense of what the disease might feel like.

By Jan. 29, 2014

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Take-home test may detect early signs of Alzheimer's

Counting quarters and naming animals are part of a quick written test that could help determine if you may be prone to Alzheimer's disease.

By Jan. 14, 2014

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Fluorescent compounds shed light on Alzheimer's disease

New class of imaging agents enables clinicians to watch the progression of Alzheimer's disease in real time in the brains of living patients.

By Sep. 18, 2013

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Could Mars voyage cause Alzheimer's in astronauts?

Research into space radiation exposure suggests new risk to long-distance astronauts -- symptoms of dementia.

By Jan. 3, 2013

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DEMO showcases test that predicts Alzheimer's, Instagram-type app for video

Spanning the tech categories of media, health, social, and more, the DEMO fall conference highlighted 75 companies and their innovative products. CNET's Sumi Das sniffs out the stars.

By Oct. 4, 2012

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PET method detects dementia, including Alzheimer's

A review of 10+ years of imaging studies finds that PET scans can safely and accurately detect various forms of dementia.

By Jan. 9, 2012

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Chemists create Alzheimer's-fighting extract in lab

The compound, called huperzine A, is naturally found in Chinese moss, but it's slow-growing and on the verge of extinction. Scientists say making it in the lab could result in an extreme cost reduction.

By Aug. 25, 2011

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GPS shoes can help track people with Alzheimer's (video)

SmartPlanet's Sumi Das looks at new shoes from Aetrex that could help caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia find them if they wander off.

By Feb. 22, 2012

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The red pill of Alzheimer's: Would you take it?

An international team of experts on Alzheimer's disease uncovers a gene variation that reveals the rate at which the disease will progress.

By Sep. 17, 2010

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Computers diagnosing Alzheimer's disease

An ordinary computer can be trained to tell the difference between patients with the disease and those without.

By Feb. 22, 2008