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July 24, 2013   

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You can help prevent a barrier to better Alzheimer's care

Half of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease have never received a formal diagnosis. Early and accurate diagnosis leads to better outcomes and higher quality of life for people with Alzheimer's and their families. Yet, the federal government has said there is insufficient evidence that a diagnostic test called brain amyloid imaging improves health outcomes. The decision is not final — we need you to make your voice heard if you've had firsthand experience with dementia diagnosis and care for yourself or a loved one.
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Self-reported memory lapses may be early Alzheimer's warning signs

Among the research presented at last week's Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®) were several studies that reported adults who detect changes in their memory may indicate the beginnings of disease-related conditions. The preliminary studies suggest that self-reports of memory lapses or cognitive issues may be early warning signs for Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. Researchers pointed out, however, that not everyone with memory lapses will develop dementia.
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Reminiscing about baseball helps Cardinals fans cope with Alzheimer's

Participants in the Cardinals Reminiscence League have two things in common: early-stage Alzheimer's disease and a love of the St. Louis Cardinals. The group meets twice a month at the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter to talk about baseball and to share and preserve memories.
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