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Biogen Offering Free Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm to Patients

Biogen is providing its new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm free to some patients because of slow reviews by Medicare. There is a division among doctors about whether Aduhelm, also known as aducanumab, the $56,000-a-year drug helps patients. There is also uncertainty about reimbursement from Medicare. Aduhelm was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

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Light the World in Teal for Alzheimer’s Awareness

Light the World in Teal is an annual program held in November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. People and places around the world “go teal” to raise awareness and show support for the millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s. This year’s Light the World in Teal takes place on November 4, 2021. Buildings around …

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World Alzheimer’s Day: Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Brain

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate to create awareness about the disease and to reduce the stigmatization and lack of information surrounding dementia. While World Alzheimer’s Month offers a longer period of time for Alzheimer’s or dementia associations worldwide to raise awareness, World Alzheimer’s Day marks the focal point of the …

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Lumbar Puncture for Cerebrospinal Fluid is a Vital Tool to Assess Amyloid Build Up in Alzheimer’s

In recent years, research has shown that tests of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be a valuable tool for the detection of hallmark proteins that are involved in diseases that cause dementia. For example, amyloid and tau proteins build up in Alzheimer’s disease, and their levels can be measured in CSF. These abnormalities contribute to the …

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Medicare Sees a Growing Demand for Cognitive Assessment with Patients Suffering from Memory Disorders

Dr. Jeff Gelblum, a board-certified Neurologist with First Choice Neurology, makes great use of the cognitive assessment in his daily practice. Gelblum states, “this activity enables me to determine the specific daily impact of dementia on my patients and allows me to implement a meaningful treatment plan. This plan can include medication as well as …

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Music and Mind with Renée Fleming

Music and Mind LIVE with Renée Fleming Videos Music and Mind LIVE is a weekly webinar series with Renée Fleming, in conversation with scientists and practitioners exploring the powerful impact of music and arts on human health and the brain. Most of us have, at times, felt moved or comforted by music, but scientists are …

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Memory Cafe Resources

Memory Cafe Resources Memory Cafe Resources include links, blogs, publications, associations, and educational materials pertaining to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The resources are great for memory patients, family members, friends, and caregivers.   Libraries In our medical library, you can learn about neurological conditions including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention. Virtual Memory Care Library …

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Memory Cafe Support Groups

Memory Cafe Support Groups Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Memory Care Support Groups – For additional information about Alzheimer’s Association support groups, please call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at (800) 272-3900. Visit our support groups page for support groups and caregiver’s resources for neurological conditions. Online Memory Support Groups Online Support Group ALZConnected® by the Alzheimer’s …

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Memory Cafe Videos

Memory Cafe Videos Memory Cafe Videos include broadcasts about neurological conditions and diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. For additional videos on neurological conditions, visit our YouTube page. Memory Cafe Alzheimer’s Disease Videos Jeffrey Gelblum, MD talks about Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s drug. What is Early Alzheimer’s Disease – Jeffrey Gelblum, MD Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness – David Silvers, MD …

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Memory Cafe

Memory Cafe First Choice Neurology’s Memory Cafe is a virtual community for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, caregivers, and family members. Our virtual Memory Cafe offers educational materials, videos, support groups, a list of Neurologists, a virtual library, clinical trials, and other resources for Alzheimer’s and dementia.   What is Dementia? Dementia is …

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