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May 1, 2013   

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Following a Mediterranean diet may lower risk of cognitive decline

A Mediterranean diet — eating more vegetables, fish, legumes, olive oil and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids while avoiding red meat and dairy products — may help lower the risk of cognitive decline, a new study shows. Researchers found that seniors following a Mediterranean diet were 19 percent less likely to develop thinking and memory problems. However, study participants with diabetes did not experience any benefit in those areas.
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Alzheimer's advocates connect in our nation's capital

Last week in Washington, D.C., hundreds of Alzheimer's advocates gathered for the 25th annual Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum. See on-the scene highlights and images of how we celebrated 25 years of our efforts to push Alzheimer's into the political spotlight.
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Glen Campbell to end touring career, release new album

Legendary singer-songwriter Glen Campbell, who has Alzheimer's, announced he will stop touring due to his disease. His latest album, See You There, will be released July 30 and will feature new versions of classics like "Wichita Lineman," "Rhinestone Cowboy" and more.
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