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April 22, 2020
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Volunteers continue the fight to end Alzheimer's during COVID-19
The Alzheimer's Association is powered by volunteers who are passionate and inspired about making a difference in the fight against the disease. Advocates, support group facilitators, community educators and event committee members have found creative ways to push their volunteerism forward virtually during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Certain gene may help shield people at risk for Alzheimer's
People with the APOE4 gene face an increased risk of Alzheimer's, but a new study shows that individuals who also carry a "protective" form of a gene called klotho were 30 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's by age 80. Not all APOE4 carriers develop Alzheimer's, and additional research is necessary to determine the role of genetics on the disease. Download our Science Hub app for more on this study.
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Alzheimer's may have an effect on relationships
As a caregiver for someone living with Alzheimer's, your relationship with your spouse or partner will change as the disease progresses. But you can prepare for this change and find meaningful ways to connect.
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