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April 11, 2018
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New research framework defines Alzheimer's by brain and body changes
An article published in one of the Alzheimer's Association research journals proposes evolving the definition of Alzheimer's disease for research use from cognitive and behavioral symptoms to one based on changes in the brain and body. The new definition was created by a workgroup convened by the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging. The goal is to speed the development of treatments for Alzheimer's.

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Safety precautions can help people living with Alzheimer's disease stay independent
Some people living with Alzheimer's may continue to live successfully on their own during the early stage of the disease. Making simple adjustments, taking safety precautions and having the support of others can make things easier.
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