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November 11, 2015
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Evidence suggests Alzheimer’s disease may begin years before symptoms occur
Sandy Halperin was likely around 35 years old when his brain began slowly accumulating the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer's. By age 60, when Halperin started to lose words and forget his intentions, the disease was already advanced. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, writes that thanks to recent advances that allow us to see the disease in the living brain, there is evidence of Alzheimer's in neural tissue 20 to 30 years before someone may notice lapses in memory.

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Alzheimer’s disease researchers hopeful that treatments can save lives, costs
Leading Alzheimer's researchers are optimistic that treatments to slow or halt the symptoms of the disease may be on the horizon. The direct cost to the U.S. economy of caring for people with Alzheimer's is a staggering $226 billion, with half being borne by Medicare. Delaying the onset of the disease by just five years could significantly decrease Medicare spending.
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The holiday season can be challenging for families living with Alzheimer’s disease
The holidays are a time when family and friends often come together. But for families living with Alzheimer's and other dementias, the holidays can be challenging. With some planning and adjusted expectations, holiday celebrations can be happy occasions.
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