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August 30, 2017
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Women at risk for Alzheimer's disease may face critical window
Women genetically predisposed for Alzheimer's face a 10-year window when they have a greater chance of developing the disease than men with similar genetic risks, new research suggests. According to the study, "genetically vulnerable" white men and white women aged 55 to 85 have similar odds for developing Alzheimer's except from 65 to 75 years old, when the risk appears to jump for women. The study was the first to derive its population and data primarily from the Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network (GAAIN), made possible by the Alzheimer’s Association through a $5 million investment to advance and accelerate understanding of the disease and to drive important discoveries.

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Disasters can be especially upsetting for people living with dementia
Disaster situations such as a hurricane, tornado, heat wave, blizzard or forest fire can have a significant impact on everyone's safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for people living with dementia. Being prepared is crucial; there are steps and precautions you can take to be as ready as possible.
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People living with Alzheimer’s disease offer tips to overcome stigma
Facing stigma is often a primary concern of people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Those living with Alzheimer’s sometimes say they’re misunderstood because of the myths and misconceptions others have about the disease.
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