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What happens after an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis?

By Micha Shalev Are you kidding me, I have what!? It can’t be true. It has to be a mistake. When you first receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, it can feel like the world is slipping away from you. It can be hard to move at all, much less stay positive and start making the […]

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New Guidelines Define Pre-Alzheimer’s Disease

By Marilynn Marchione The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these conditions much sooner than they are now. The change reflects a modern view that Alzheimer’s is a spectrum of mental decline, with damage that […]

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What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?

By Micha Shalev About 5 million Americans, or 10 percent of those over 65 years of age, suffer from Alzheimer’s disease according to the Fischer Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Yet despite the prevalence of this condition there exists a great deal of confusion over what it is and what causes it. When a loved […]

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