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Alzheimer's disease epidemic

As people are living longer due to medical technology, the appearance of age-related diseases are too becoming more prevalent, particularly Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is caused by amyloid plaques in the brain that results in inhibition of messages, or dementia. Methods of delaying the onset of dementia include mental exercises, like crosswords or word puzzles, taking supplemental niacin, vitamin B12, folate and omega-3, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The University of Liverpool

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About: Alzheimer's disease epidemic

Date: 15 July 2005

Source: The University of Liverpool

Author: Ivanhoe Broadcast News

URL: http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=141256&SecID=2

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