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Posted Sep 25 2009 10:35pm

Money problems 'signal dementia'

Declining financial skills are detectable in patients in the year before they develop Alzheimer's, according to US researchers.
"The findings do suggest that a decrease in specific money skills could indicate a progression towards Alzheimer's, and this is something doctors could take into account when monitoring patients."--Rebecca Wood
[Editor note: I now believe that if I had known this, I would have known my mother was suffering from mild cognitive impairment. I believe this is one of the earliest signs of Dementia and Alzheimer's.]
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Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia

Two major findings emerged from an analysis of 30 previous studies that involved more than 7,500 people who had suffered a stroke, said Dr. Sarah Pendlebury, a senior clinical fellow at the Stroke Prevention Research Unit of John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and lead author of a report published online Sept. 23 in The Lancet Neurology.

"First, there is a clear relationship between having multiple strokes and the risk of dementia," Pendlebury said. "If someone has multiple strokes at the same time, that person has a strong risk of becoming demented in the first month."
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Actors share their thoughts on Alzheimer's disease

Seth Rogen

Thoughts about it: "Alzheimer's is a disease that is currently impacting someone very close to me. For someone in their 20s, I didn't think that something like this would impact our lives at this point and it has been difficult adjusting to this new reality."

Melina Kanakaredes

Alzheimer's connection: Grandmother and grandmother's brother had dementia
Thoughts about it: "We need to get people involved and tell them what can be done. We need to build awareness. This is huge."

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Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one website on the Internet for news, advice, and insight into Alzheimer's disease. Bob has written more than 800 articles with more than 18,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.
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