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Midwest Family Care Four For Friday: May 17, 2019

1. “LATE”: A report published in the medical journal Brainreveals that in cases involving people older than 80, up to 50 percent may, in fact, be caused by a newly identified form of dementia. It’s called LATE, which is short for limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy.

2. EARLY: Our partners at the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsinstate that an early diagnosis of Alzheimers and is critically important. The sooner you begin to understand the disease and strategies to cope, the better the quality of life for all involved. Memory clinics are staffed by providers who are well-informed in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Visit www.alzwisc.orgfor more information and for resources.

3. FUTURE: On June 21, people across the world will participate in The Longest Day, a fundraising activity to “fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s” through nationwide activities. Plan now! Visit Alzheimer’s Association South Central Wisconsin to learn more.

4. TIMELESS: “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

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