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August 23, 2017
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Research shows potential relationship between eyes and Alzheimer’s disease
A new study suggests that early indicators of Alzheimer's may exist in our eyes. This shows the potential for a simple, non-invasive eye scan that could predict the disease years before symptoms occur. The researchers found that certain abnormal proteins associated with Alzheimer’s build up on the retina similarly to the brain. The new findings confirm research previously reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® as early as 2011.

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People living with Alzheimer’s can take action to help others
If you’re living with Alzheimer’s, you have a unique opportunity to turn your experience into inspiration for others. Your voice and the actions you take, big or small, are powerful tools that can help to raise concern and awareness and empower others.
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We may be able to influence some Alzheimer's risk factors
Researchers have identified factors that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. The most important risk factors — age, family history and heredity — can't be changed, but evidence suggests there may be other factors we can influence.
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