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March 27, 2013   

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Your Facebook likes can help raise funds to fight Alzheimer's

Actress and Alzheimer's Champion Marilu Henner led her team to victory on this past Sunday's episode of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," winning $50,000 for the Alzheimer's Association in a challenge that revolved around marketing a hair product called BioSilk. You can help Henner's team earn an additional $50,000 by liking BioSilk's Facebook page; for every like by March 31, the Association will receive a dollar (up to $50,000). It's an easy way to help raise funds to fight Alzheimer's.
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Acting out dreams during sleep may increase dementia risk

People who act out their dreams while sleeping may be at an increased risk of developing dementia with Lewy bodies, a new study suggests. Researchers said study participants with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder were five times more likely to develop dementia with Lewy bodies — the second most-common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. Normally, people don't move during REM sleep, which occurs many times during the night.
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Planning for costs of Alzheimer's care can pay dividends

Paying for care is a big concern as Alzheimer's disease progresses. Putting financial plans in place as soon as a diagnosis has been made can help people with the disease and their caregivers secure a healthy financial future.
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