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AlzheimersiS-The_Spectrum_of_Alzheimer___s__An_Interview_With_Gayatri_Devi__M.D.-iStock-541586172For years, the push to do something about Alzheimer’s disease focused almost entirely on drug development. Find a cure. Develop a vaccine to prevent the disease. Develop a drug to “manage” people who live with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. What many people weren’t noticing, however, was that in tandem with this effort was a quiet revolution doggedly moving forward.  Long championed by Dr. Bill Thomas of Changing Aging among others, the thinking behind this movement has always been to recognize that people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia were first and foremost people.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about Alzheimer's as a spectrum disorder - and how to care with hope:

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