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September 20, 2017
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Partnerships pave the road to potential Alzheimer's treatments
Just a decade ago, there was no way of seeing or measuring the hallmark amyloid brain plaques of Alzheimer's in people living with the disease. Brain amyloid positron emission tomography (PET scanning) makes the plaques visible and has helped establish that Alzheimer's may begin up to 20 years before symptoms are noticeable. This progress wouldn't be possible without innovative and strategic collaborations, such as those funded by the Alzheimer's Association, to build research infrastructure and overcome obstacles to advancing critical studies.

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Share your Walk photos in our online gallery
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® unites entire communities in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Register for a Walk today, and share your photos on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #Walk2EndAlz and #Show Your Purple so they appear in our online gallery.
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Repetitive behavior may be stressful for Alzheimer's caregivers
A person with living Alzheimer's may do or say something over and over — like repeating a word, question or activity — or undo something that has just been finished. Repetition can be stressful for the caregiver, but it's the disease causing the behavior, not the person.
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