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May 8, 2013   

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Living long may help delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease

Families with exceptional longevity appear to have later onset of dementia, a new study suggests. While the same percentage of people in families in the study who live to be 90 and beyond do get Alzheimer's or a related dementia, the disease tends to develop later. Although the reason for the delayed onset of dementia in the very old is unclear, the researchers said specific genetic pathways could have played a part in preserving cognition in these families.
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Respite care helps those caring for Alzheimer's to take a break

Respite care provides someone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease a temporary break from responsibilities, while the person with Alzheimer's continues to receive care in a safe environment. Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver.
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Separate the realities of Alzheimer's from the myths

Memory loss is a natural part of aging. True. Alzheimer's is not fatal. False. Do only older people get the disease? Some common myths surround Alzheimer's — learn what's true and what's false.
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