Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Alzheimer's disease is the seventh leading cause of death in American adults and affects an estimated 4.5 million Americans and 8 million more people world wide.  Alzheimer's is most prevalent in people over 65 years old.  Studies have also shown that elderly women have a much higher risk for Alzheimer's disease than men due to a drop in estrogen after menopause.

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A study published in Neurology has found that people with high levels of cynical distrust--a belief that people are mainly motivated by selfishness--are more likely to develop dementia.   A total of 1,449 people with an average age of 71 completed a questionnaire to measure their level of cynicism. Of those, 622 took two tests for dementia…

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