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New Way of Defining Alzheimer's Aims to Find Disease Sooner

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Another problem: as many as 30 percent of people enrolled in Alzheimer's studies based on symptoms didn't actually have the disease -- they had other forms of dementia or even other medical conditions. That doesn't give an accurate picture of whether a potential treatment might help, and the new definition aims to improve patient selection by using brain scans and other tests.


6 Effective Ways To Prevent Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's disease is on the rise and every 3 seconds, someone in the world seems to have been developing it. Since there is no cure yet to stop or slow down its progression, it can be wise to prevent it in the first place. Nowadays there are several genetic testing companies that can identify your risk for diseases like Alzheimer's. Here are a few ways that can help prevent Alzheimer's: Also, several autopsies have found that a majority of people with Alzheimer's disease also had cardiovascular diseases. It is assumed that plaques and tangles present in the brain can remain in the brain and not show any symptoms unless there is evidence of vascular diseases.


Bill Gates Gives $50 Million to Combat Alzheimer's

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Gates says the first treatments for the disease might not be feasible for a decade or more and would initially be expensive. He says the Gates Foundation might consider how to expand access in poorer countries when treatments are developed.


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Out of the total number, 48 were scans of people with the disease, while 48 were scans of people who suffered from mild cognitive impairment and eventually developed full-blown Alzheimer's. The AI was able to diagnose Alzheimer's 86 percent of the time. More importantly, it was able to detect mild cognitive impairment 84 percent of the time, making it a potentially effective tool for early diagnosis. With more samples and further development, though, the AI could become more accurate until it's reliable enough to be used as a non-invasive early detection system.


Alzheimer's Opera 'Sky on Swings' Opens in Philadelphia

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Alzheimer's disease is explored in Lembit Beecher's'Sky on Swings,' starring 73-year-old mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and commissioned by Opera Philadelphia for the first night of its season-opening O18 festival.