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April 17, 2013   

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You can help build support for the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act

The Alzheimer's Association applauds the reintroduction of the Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act, which represents a critical effort to ensure individuals receive a timely and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and that newly diagnosed individuals and their families have access to information, resources and support services. Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act today.
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Gene linked to higher Alzheimer's disease risk for African-Americans

A new gene mutation has been identified that may double African-Americans' risk for getting Alzheimer's disease, a new report shows. Researchers said the mutation in the gene ABCA7 is not the first linked to Alzheimer's, but it suggests the possibility of multiple causes of the disease.
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Doctor blogs about his experience with Alzheimer's disease

At age 66, Dr. David Hilfiker dismissed a memory lapse as a sign of aging. Two-and-a-half years later, he recognizes it as one of the first signs of Alzheimer's. He is now chronicling his experience with the disease in a blog titled Watching the Lights Go Out.
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