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New Blood Test Catches Alzheimer’s Early, Helps Find A Cure

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A new blood test can now detect specific biomarker proteins at an early stage of the disease. These proteins are called amyloids. They build up in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers — and their expansion destroys healthy brain neurons and causes eventual death to the patient.   Catching Alzheimer’s disease at a very stage would…

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Seniors New 1040 Tax Form Can Simplify Filing Returns

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A seniors new 1040 Tax form has been introduced by the IRS. The new form is geared to seniors aged 65 and older. It simplifies the questions as well as reducing the number of categories to be filled out.   The final version of the new form will be posted on the agency’s website before the end…

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Federal Trade Commission Cracking Down On Robocallers

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on robocallers and their scam-con games.   Senior citizens are the most vulnerable to these robocall scams.   One terrible scam recently shut down by the FTC, was against Travis Deloy Peterson of Utah. He collected more than $500,00 for phony charities he set up, such as…

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Senior Citizen Health, Quality of Life Improvable With The Arts

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Senior citizen health and quality of life can be improved with exposure to the arts, recent studies show. Exposure to music, theater and painting can improve memory, cognition and mood, as well as improve self-esteem. Strengthening the creative muscles in the aged is just as important as for them to eat right, exercise and get…

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Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Patients Lobby For Senate Aid

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Younger-onset Alzheimer’s patients may be in line to get assistance from the Senate with a proposed amendment to the Older Americans Act.   The bi-partisan legislation would give aid to individuals younger than age 60 to access the support programs of the act. Hearings were held earlier this week before the Senate Special Committee on…

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Promising Drug By Biogen To Cure Alzheimer’s Declared A Failure

A Biogen Pharmaceuticals drug to cure Alzheimer’s disease, just recently considered to be the savior for Alzheimer’s patients and their families, has been declared a failure.   Amid great disappointment, the race to find a drug that will cure or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s now starts up again.           Drug:…

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Peppermint Provides Many Physical And Mental Health Benefits

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Peppermint can provide you with several valuable physical and mental health benefits. It is an aromatic herb that is a cross between a water mint and a spearmint. Originating in Europe and Asia, it provides a very pleasant mint taste and also gives you several important health benefits. The leaves contain several essential oils which…

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Herbs Extracted From Plants May One Day Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

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Herbs are usually thought of as spices you would add to your favorite foods to enhance their flavor and taste.   But, now comes word from researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, that a herb derived from the Yerba Santa plant may effectively treat seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease   Yerba santa,…

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New Super Microscope Shows Alzheimer’s In Brain Detail

A super microscope developed by researchers at Purdue University can now show you high resolution molecular details of Alzheimer’s disease.       For years scientists have unsuccessfully searched for ways to track the amyloid plaques, the best known marker of Alzheimer’s. Amyloid plaques are one of the two brain abnormalities that define Alzheimer’s disease.…

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