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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common and fastest growing cause of dementia, accounting for an estimated 60 to 80 percent of all cases. Irreversible and progressive, AD slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. Although treatment can help manage the symptoms of AD, there is no cure for the disease.

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Treatment Options for Alzheimer's Disease

Recent advances and FDA approvals have made available treatments that ease the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and in some cases delay its progression. .

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New IDEAS Study

New IDEAS is an ongoing clinical trial that examines how amyloid PET scans can help physicians diagnose and treat Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. This trial is currently recruiting patients. To meet the needs of the study, investigators are particularly interested in enrolling patients who are Black or African American and Hispanic or Latino.

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What is Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging?
Patient Perspective: Life with Early Onset Alzheimer's
Introduction to PET Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease
How Does Molecular Imaging Work in the Brain?
What to Expect from Your Neurologist

What to Expect for Brain Imaging Procedures