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July 27, 2016

Research shows men may get Alzheimer’s as much as women

By Alyse Brunella

Alzheimer’s is a scary disease – and it’s likely that most of us know at least one person who is affected by it. Researchers have studied Alzheimer’s for years, trying to figure out why the disease strikes women more than men. Instead,new Mayo Clinic research shows it may be that fewer men are being accurately diagnosed. The most common symptom associated with Alzheimer’s is memory loss. But, Melissa Murray from Mayo’s department of neuroscience shared evidence that younger patients often present signs of behavior, motor or language problems, which can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. Alzheimer’s affects nearly 5.2 million Americans 65 and over, so it’s important to know the signs and ways it can affect loved ones.

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SEE THE RECENT * NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE (TUES?) ABOUT EARLY SIGNS,OF
BEHAVIORAL CHANGES*

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