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Tuesday Q and A: Many conditions result in dementia, but Alzheimer’s is most common

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Are they hereditary? ANSWER: Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-to-day activities. Many conditions can result in dementia, but [...]

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

Join us Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. CT, when we cover as much about Alzheimer's disease as we can in one hour! Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., will be with us to discuss a recent study listing Alzheimer's disease as the third-leading cause of death, and he'll comment on [...]

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Mayo Clinic Radio: 7 Tips To Prevent Memory Loss

Join us Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. CT, when we cover as much about Alzheimer's disease as we can in one hour! Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Ronald Petersen, M.D.,Ph.D., will be with us to discuss a recent study listing Alzheimer's disease as the third-leading cause of death, and [...]

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Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Expert Ronald Petersen, M.D., to Participate in Release of National Alzheimer's Plan at NIH

NOTE: REVISED COPY WHAT: Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease expert Ronald Petersen, M.D., will participate in the release of an ambitious national plan to address Alzheimer's disease to attendees of the Alzheimer's Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention. Dr. Petersen is chair of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, [...]

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Dr. Petersen Updates U.S. Senate Panel on National Alzheimer's Project Act

This afternoon, Mayo Clinic neurologist Ronald Petersen, M.D.,Ph.D., joined colleagues to testify before the Senate Special Committee on Aging regarding the status of the National Alzheimer's Project Act, which aims to effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025. He touched on a variety of topics including the potential burden and cost on the health care [...]

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High Amyloid Levels Means Dementia More Likely

People who aren’t showing signs of cognitive decline but have evidence of amyloid in their brains showed a greater rate of shrinkage of their hippocampus later on than cognitively normal people without amyloid in the brain.     Read  EMBARGOED news release: AAN_NR A sound bite with neurologist Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., [...]

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