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Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression and New York state senator to take the helm of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (read more). 

 

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  • A December 31, 2013 Reuters article reported that "Taking vitamin E during the early stages of Alzheimer's disease slowed declines in patients' ability to perform basic tasks by about six months in a new study." According to the article, "After an average of about 2.3 years, Dysken and his colleagues found that only the group taking vitamin E alone had a significantly slower decline in the ability to perform daily tasks, compared to the participants taking the inert pills.The difference represented a delay in functional decline of about six months. In practical terms, the difference could represent a person's ability to dress or bathe themselves for that much longer.People who took care of the study participants taking vitamin E alone also reported a smaller increase in the amount of time the patients needed assistance, compared to the other groups." Notable coverage from: USA TodayNew York TimesLos Angeles Times, and more.
  • A December 31, 2013 Capital New York article reported that "Chuck Fuschillo, a Republican state senator, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, saying he will leave the state's upper house to run the Alzheimer's Foundation of America." According to Fuschillo, "As of January, I will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. This is a new and exciting opportunity which will allow me to continue to help improve the lives of others while at the same time enabling me to spend more time with my family."

 

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