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New research finds Alzheimer's can develop as early as adolescence, Douglas Schoen cautions that partisan bickering is distracting from finding a cure to diseases like Alzheimer's, and dementia's effects on recognizing famous faces (read more).    

 

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Experts call on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover Amyloid PET scans, the debate over the scans, and new research explores what sparks Alzheimer's (read more).   

 

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By George Vradenburg, Howard Fillit, MD and Michael W.Weiner, MD

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a draft Decision Memorandum to deny Medicare reimbursements to patients using an innovative FDA-approved Alzheimer's diagnostic technology designed to help physicians identify whether patients with signs of cognitive impairment may have Alzheimer's or are in fact suffering from another form of dementia. This information is vital to patients, their providers, choices regarding their treatment and their ultimate health outcomes.

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