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The Wake of Vanport
The studies challenge the current view that only moderate or severe brain injuries predispose people to dementia

A large study in older veterans raises fresh concern about mild brain injuries that hundreds of thousands of troops have suffered from explosions in recent wars. Even concussions seem to raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementia later in life, researchers found.


Research suggests smoking, lack of exercise and illiteracy all increase risk

PARIS (AP) -- Taking care of your body just might save your mind. Millions of cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide could be prevented by curbing risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and lack of exercise, new research suggests.

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