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January 30, 2013   

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Alzheimer's Association co-publishes brain amyloid imaging guidelines

Sticky lesions in the brain known as amyloid plaques are considered one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. With positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, amyloid deposits can now be identified while people are still living. To help clarify the situation, the Alzheimer's Association and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging have created the first-ever guidelines for using amyloid PET imaging compounds.
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Whoever you are, wherever you live, there is something you can do to make a difference in fighting Alzheimer's. Make your voice heard by joining with thousands of Alzheimer's advocates nationwide who are helping to create a world without the disease.
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Small support group makes big difference for friend with Alzheimer's

Six San Diego women have formed the Supporting Sunny Group, with one member spending time each week with their friend Sunny, who has Alzheimer's disease. The group hopes that other people will organize themselves to sustain friendships with people they know that have developed dementia.
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