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March 1, 2017
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Prolonged sleep in older adults may increase the risk of dementia
Older adults who started to sleep more than nine hours a night — after previously not doing so — more than doubled their risk of developing dementia a decade later, new research reports. The increased risk wasn’t seen in people who had always slept more than nine hours. The researchers suggest that as Alzheimer's-related changes begin in the brain, people may inadvertently sleep longer as their bodies attempt to remove the abnormalities, but additional research is needed.

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Marshalls again teams up with the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association thanks Marshalls for its fifth consecutive year of supporting our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. From March 5-18, Marshalls customers nationwide will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout to benefit Association care, support and research efforts.
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Eating may become a challenge as Alzheimer’s disease progresses
Distractions, too many choices and changes in perception, taste and smell can make eating more difficult for a person living in the middle and late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. As the person's cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed or have difficulty with utensils.
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