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June 12, 2013   

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Some Alzheimer's drugs may have benefits for the heart

A new study suggests that certain drugs used to treat Alzheimer's disease may help prevent heart attacks and premature death. Swedish researchers studied more than 7,000 people with Alzheimer's taking cholinesterase inhibitors (Aricept, Exelon, Reminyl and others) and found that taking the drugs was associated with both a reduced death rate and a reduced heart attack rate; each was lowered roughly 35 percent. The study authors emphasized that a clinical trial is the only way to prove the relationship between the drugs and benefits to the heart.
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Researchers aim to end Alzheimer's
one step at a time

Research into the causes and potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease has been as complicated as the disease itself. But an Alzheimer's researcher writes that if you're methodical and march one step at a time, you know you're making progress.
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Our online resources can help keep someone with Alzheimer's safe

Safety is important for everyone, but taking specific precautions becomes vital as dementia progresses. By putting measures in place, you can prevent injuries and help the person with Alzheimer's feel comfortable. Our Safety Center offers resources to assist.
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