The need to invest in NIH to fight diseases like Alzheimer's, Meryl Comer talks about her new book "Slow Dancing With A Stranger: Lost And Found In The Age Of Alzheimer's" with Diane Rehm, and smart-home technology helps manage Alzheimer's care (read more).  

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NPR profiles the important role of that individuals with Down syndrome play in Alzheimer's research, the debate over early Alzheimer's diagnosis, the need for equal treatment of women in medical research, and Sen. Bob Casey introduces a caregiver corps bill (read more).   

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Breakthrough in neuroscience research into autism disease, the impact of early onset Alzheimer's, and NIH challenges innovators to develop ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time in the hopes of developing breakthroughs in disease like Alzheimer's (read more). 

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ALS co-founder calls for a commitment to fight brain diseases like ALS and Alzheimer's, the growth in Alzheimer's related fiction, and Alzheimer's patients will receive young blood transfusions as part of a Stanford School of Medicine clinical trial (read more).  

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The difficult and personal decision to test for early onset Alzheimer's, AARP releases new report that documents unique stressors family caregivers face when helping to manage dementia and other cognitive conditions, and the dangers of driving with dementia (read more). 

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