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ALZHEIMER’S ADVOCATES PRESS CMS ON TEST — The Alzheimer’s community wants Medicare to cover a PET test that scans for the beta-amyloid proteins in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s. But the agency has proposed turning them down, at least until more research is done, and the community is pushing back.

Copper linked to Alzheimer's disease, the UK to hold a global summit on dementia December 11, 2013, and Alzheimer's and the arts (read more). 

 

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The importance of an early Alzheimer's diagnosis, Senator Amy Klobuchar's support of research funding for Alzheimer's, and John Porter calls on Congress to prioritize medical innovation (read more). 

 

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Infographic on early dementia risk factors, a teen raises dementia awareness and funding, and the negative impacts of sequestration on medical research (read more).

 

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The need for ethical dementia guidelines  sequestration's negative impact on American science, and a young person's perspective on Alzheimer's (read more).   

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