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Antidepressants Could Slow Alzheimer's Progression

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Researchers say certain antidepressants could reduce the growth of brain plaques that cause memory loss and mental decline. Video provided by Newsy


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World Alzheimer Report Reveals Negative Perceptions About People With Dementia

World Alzheimer Report Reveals Negative Perceptions About People With Dementia

MultiVu (Sep. 21, 2012) — Seventy-five (75) percent of people with dementia and 64 percent of caregivers believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia in their countries, according to survey fielded by Alzheimer's Disease International and published today in the World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia. The report was released on Alzheimer's Action Day as part of World Alzheimer's Month activities engaging people in the cause and raising awareness about the disease.
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Exercise Can Stall Parkinson's Disease, Says Society

Exercise Can Stall Parkinson's Disease, Says Society

CBC (Aug. 13, 2013) — A group that supports Manitobans with Parkinson's disease is urging patients to exercise, as it could help slow down the progression of the incurable neurological disease.
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Changes Found In Brain After One Dose Of Antidepressants

Changes Found In Brain After One Dose Of Antidepressants

Newsy (Sep. 19, 2014) — A study suggest antidepressants can kick in much sooner than previously thought. Video provided by Newsy
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Dragonfly Backpacks to Probe Secrets of the Brain

Dragonfly Backpacks to Probe Secrets of the Brain

Reuters (Nov. 8, 2013) — Scientists in the US are planning to map the brain activity of the dragonfly as it hunts, using a specially built backpack to transmit electrical signals from the insect's active neurons to a computer. The researchers believe that, if successful, their experiments could shed lite on how the human brain functions and how degenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's develop. Rob Muir reports.
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