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Doctors: Exercise staves off dementia listen

11/26/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In the U.S. some five million people have Alzheimer’s disease and 10 million boomers will be at risk for memory problems over their lifetime. Worldwide, more than 100 million people may have Alzheimer’s by the year 2050.

Although there has been tremendous progress in understanding brain changes that accompany aging and dementia, no medications have proven effective for preventing Alzheimer’s to date. According to Scientific American magazine, in recent years, however, more evidence i...

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Bay Pines treatment program is a model in Florida listen

08/05/08 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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According the Alzheimer’s Association, 5 million people in the country have some form of dementia, and that number will only grow as the population ages. Though there is no cure for cognitive impairments, research has shown mental stimulation offered at dementia day treatment centers prolongs the time a patient can live functionally outside of a long term care facility. Pinellas County’s Bay Pines VA center offers such a program, and may be a model for the state - and nation - to follow....

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