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August 28, 2013   

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Researchers hope "super agers" can help others avoid memory loss

So-called "super agers" are people in their 80s and 90s whose brains and memories seem far younger. Researchers are studying super agers to potentially discover ways to help protect others from memory loss. Imaging tests have found that these individuals have unusually low amounts of age-related plaques along with more brain mass related to attention and memory.
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Young Alzheimer's advocate is devoted to grandmother with the disease

Alzheimer's has an impact on entire families, not just the person living with the disease. Synott Embry-Salas, 14, knows this all too well. He lives with his grandparents on the weekends; one of them is Libby Embry, 65, who was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's four years ago.
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Arts such as dance can enrich lives of people with Alzheimer's

Experts say that music, visual arts and movement can help unlock glimmers of understanding for individuals experiencing memory loss. Dance is one way to potentially increase their vitality and the number of social interactions they have.
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