Treatment For Alzheimer's Should Start Years Before Disease Sets In

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A PET scan of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. U.S. National Institute on Aging/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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A PET scan of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. U.S. National Institute on Aging/via Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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A PET scan of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. U.S. National Institute on Aging/via Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Gene Mutation Offers Clue For Drugs To Stave Off Alzheimer's

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TimeSlips is a program based on the idea that storytelling can be therapeutic for people with dementia. Dick Blau/TimeSlips hide caption

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Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories

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PET scans of the brains of a person with normal memory ability and someone diagnosed with Alzheimer's Image courtesy of the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health hide caption

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Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt sits with her dog at her home in Knoxville, Tenn. Summitt plans to coach "as long as the good Lord is willing" despite recently being diagnosed with early onset dementia. Debby Jennings/AP/University of Tennessee hide caption

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