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June 14, 2017
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IDEAS Study spurs related research, creates new tool for scientists
The milestone Imaging Dementia Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, led by the Alzheimer’s Association, is working with government and academic researchers to launch three add-on studies. In IDEAS, more than 18,000 people with cognitive decline but an unclear diagnosis will receive a brain amyloid PET scan. Similar to the groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), IDEAS and its add-on studies will create a massive database of information and samples that scientists worldwide can access and analyze.

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Alzheimer’s Association is eBay’s featured nonprofit from June 18-25
eBay is supporting the Alzheimer’s Association during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in recognition of The Longest DayŽ. From June 18-25, the Association is the featured nonprofit and exclusive charity for eBay’s Give-at-Checkout, with 100 percent of donations benefiting the Association. Add the Association as a favorite charity on eBay or select the Association as a recipient of the funds when you sell on the site.
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Man holds on to pets as he lives with Alzheimer’s disease
Last year at age 54, Phil Gutis was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Among the many concerns that accompanied his diagnosis was the fear that he’d lose the ability to bond with his animal companions much longer.
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