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July 29, 2020
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Flu, pneumonia vaccines linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's
International investigators, clinicians and care researchers gathered virtually this week for the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2020 (AAIC®) to discuss the latest studies, theories and discoveries that will help bring the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science. Studies presented at AAIC suggest flu and pneumonia vaccinations — especially multiple vaccinations over time — are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's in later life.

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Studies show blood tests for Alzheimer's might be on the horizon
Multiple studies reported at AAIC showed advances in blood tests for abnormal versions of the Alzheimer's-related protein tau. A blood test has the potential to make diagnosis simpler, more affordable and widely available.
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New study announced to understand impact of COVID-19 on the brain
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia, their families and caregivers. At AAIC, the Alzheimer's Association announced a new research study to globally track and understand the long-term impact of the novel coronavirus on the brain.
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