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The Hidden Type of Alzheimer’s Doctors Miss.

The claim: Roughly 1 out of 10 Alzheimer's patients-particularly men-may suffer from a subtype of the disease called hippocampal sparing Alzheimer's (HSP). As the name suggests, this form of the disease spares the patient's hippocampus, or memory center.

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Dr. Barry Sears

Let’s not forgot diabetes. An article in the December 2013 issue of Diabetes Care (Moran et al) demonstrated the longer you have diabetes, the more atrophy you see in the brain with a corresponding increase in loss of cognitive function. n

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