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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) named co-chair of Congressional Alzheimer's Task Force, British universities fight Alzheimer's, and how hot cocoa impacts memory (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.

New poll on expanded life finds most folks don't want to live past 120, Alzheimer's and oral health, and the death of a Latino civil rights leader from Alzheimer's (read more).      

 

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USAgainstAlzheimer's Associate Directors Virginia Biggar, Stephanie Monroe and Jennifer Molinoff appeared on the August 6 episode of Alzheimer's Speaks Radio to discuss the latest activities of ActivistsAgainstAlzheimer's, the African American Network Against Alzheimer's, and WomenAgainstAlzheimer's, and explain how individuals can get more involved. Listen to the whole show online here! 

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