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A new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London has found that a significant amount of people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment who are being treated for Alzheimer’s may not actually have the disease.
Learn more about this study, its results and how it may encourage more insurance coverage for PET scans.
PET Scans Show Many Treated for Alzheimer’s
At the Alzheimer’s Association International Convention, researchers presented the results from a four-year study launched in 2016 that will evaluate the presence of beta-amyloid in over 18,000 Medicare beneficiaries. The study has yielded Read more
Those who have a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease probably know full well that communication can be a challenge. The disease lowers the normal brain function involved in comprehending and listening and interferes with a person’s ability to clearly express their ideas and thoughts.
As people with Alzheimer’s progress into the late stage of the disease (known as Alzheimer’s dementia), the problem escalates. Late stage Alzheimer’s brings with it its own set of obstacles to overcome, including stark communication problems. During the later stages of the disease, a speech pathologist may be involved, to help caregivers with tips on communicating Read more