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April 26, 2017
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Artificially sweetened drinks linked to increased risk of stroke and dementia
Regular consumption of artificially sweetened drinks such as diet sodas may increase risk of stroke and dementia, a new study shows. No connection was found between those health risks and other sugary beverages, such as sugar-sweetened sodas and fruit juice, and the study only shows an association and cannot prove cause and effect. Overall diet and lifestyle, rather than any one ingredient or food, are more closely linked to heart disease and diabetes risk, and we know that heart disease and diabetes are linked to an increased risk of dementia.

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Safety precautions can help people living with Alzheimer’s disease stay independent
Some people living with Alzheimer's may continue to live successfully on their own during the early stage of the disease. Making simple adjustments, taking safety precautions and having the support of others can make things easier.
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Understanding behaviors can help caregivers manage Alzheimer’s stages
As Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress, behaviors change — as does the role of caregivers. While changes in behavior can be challenging, we have resources to help you through each stage of the disease.
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