Monthly Archives: January 2014

Alzheimer’s Risk Tied to Banned Pesticide

Exposure to the notorious pesticide DDT may play a role in development of Alzheimer’s disease, a small case-control study suggested. Levels of dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), the main metabolite of DDT, averaged 2.64 ng/mg in serum (SE 0.35) in 86 individuals diagnosed … Continue reading

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Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease signed into law by President Obama

At the urging of the Alzheimer’s Association and its more than 600,000 advocates, the funding bill signed into law today by President Obama contained an unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach and caregiver support. The Association applauds … Continue reading

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Vitamin E may aid those with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s

Vitamin E is far from an Alzheimer’s cure, but a new study finds it allowed trial participants to get less help from caregivers and therefore retain more independence longer. Taking high doses of vitamin E appears to help people in … Continue reading

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