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Blood pressure drug shows benefit in small Alzheimer trial
Older adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and high blood pressure who took one particular type of ACE inhibitor had slower mental decline than those who took other kinds of blood pressure drugs, according to a study in the Oct. 12 Neurology.
- Alzheimer’s Association research news

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Association report reveals burden on caregivers
Americans are as afraid of becoming an Alzheimer caregiver as they are of getting the disease itself according to a new Omnibus survey of more than 1,000 adults released today by the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Alzheimer’s Association news release

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Vioxx recalled, similar drugs on "watch" list
Acting FDA commissioner says agency will closely monitor similar drugs, including those in federal Alzheimer prevention trials, for side effects. There is no current evidence linking other drugs like Vioxx to increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
- Alzheimer Research Forum

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