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Caring for the Caregivers
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Antioxidant-Rich Spinach Boosts Learning in Rats
Friend or Foe?
A little sharpens the mind and memory; too much shrivels the brain and makes you sick.
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Memory Loss at the Movies
Amnesia-the loss of memories-remains a popular but much-misunderstood plot device in film.
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Patient Profile
Home Work
  While counseling Alzheimer's caregivers, Helene Ebenstein was one herself. The experience enriched both roles. Go to Article >>
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Monday March 4, 2002
Brief Exercise Improves Mental Performance In People With Lung Disease   A single, short burst of moderately intense exercise improves memory and mental performance in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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Monday March 4, 2002
Severity of Alzheimer's Symptoms Drives Cost of Care   Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles have found that both caregiver and patient health care costs for Alzheimer's disease can rise to over $30,000 for a six-month period. Early treatment may improve patients' quality of life and lower costs. Go to Article >>
Monday March 4, 2002
New Technique Detects Early Onset of Alzheimer's Disease   UCLA scientists have created the first technique to image the onset of Alzheimer's disease in the living brain, before the disorder attacks brain cells. Go to Article >>