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February 10, 2016
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Head injuries may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s-type brain lesions
Previous research has suggested that traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be a major risk factor for dementia. A newly published study suggests that TBI may lead to a buildup of Alzheimer's disease-type lesions in the brain, including in regions not typically affected by such damage. In this small, preliminary study, researchers found that moderate to severe head injuries led to an accumulation of amyloid plaques in nine middle-aged study participants over months or years.

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Win the chance to perform with Joey McIntyre at "A Night at Sardi's"
The 24th and final Alzheimer’s Association "A Night at Sardi's" fundraising event will take place March 9, and you could win a walk-on role in Joey McIntyre's Sardi's performance. Sign up for a chance to win this or other amazing prizes, like a video chat with McIntyre or a social media shoutout.
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Many potential safety issues exist with Alzheimer’s disease
Driving, taking medications and wandering are just three of the safety issues that may arise after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. We offer programs and systems that can help people with the disease remain independent and active in the community, and provide family and friends with peace of mind.
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