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March 20, 2013   

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Report: 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia

According to the Alzheimer's Association 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, 1 in 3 three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer's deaths continue to rise — increasing 68 percent from 2000 to 2010.
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FDA plans to change rules on approving Alzheimer's drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a proposal for public comment containing changes to its rules for approving new drugs for Alzheimer's. The proposed changes reflect the trend in the Alzheimer's field toward testing drugs earlier in the course of the disease. Under the new proposal, drugs in Alzheimer's clinical trials might qualify for approval if people improved their performance on memory or reasoning tests but not necessarily tests of everyday activities.
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Natalie Morales runs half-marathon to lend VOICE to Alzheimer's

"Today Show" anchor and Alzheimer's Champion Natalie Morales didn't spend St. Patrick's Day celebrating. She was too busy running in New York City's half-marathon ts a way to spotlight the Alzheimer's movement. Morales' mother-in-law has the disease.
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