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The Alliance Releases New Shingles Film, The FDA End Restriction on Access to Alzheimer’s Diagnostics and More!

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Learn How to Protect Yourself Against Shingles with New Educational Film

While many are familiar with shingles and its symptoms, few know the risk factors, treatment, and measures to prevent this painful virus which impacts 1 in every 3 people in the U.S. in their lifetime.

Our new educational film details the importance of vaccinating against shingles.

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Alliance Applauds Medicare's Decision to End Restrictions on Access to Alzheimer’s Diagnostics

Earlier this month, CMS finalized a decision to end coverage restrictions for Beta Amyloid Positron Emission Tomography (Aβ PET) scan use for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. 

This breakthrough in health equity and access increases accurate diagnoses of Alzheimer's and monitoring for patients who are being treated with new FDA-approved therapies.

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US Removes Coverage Curb on PET Scans for Alzheimer's Patients (Reuters)
Medicare Coverage of Amyloid PET Scans in Alzheimer's Expected to be Consistent Even Without National Standard, CMS Says
(The Pink Sheet)

Learn About Medicare's
Preventative Services in Our New
Wellness Wisdom Brochure

Preventive care can help you stay healthy and detect medical problems early. Medicare offers a number of important preventive services — yearly wellness visits, screenings, and vaccines.

Our Wellness Wisdom fact sheet provides key details about the yearly visits covered by Medicare and what’s included.

Read the Fact Sheet

Get the Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines this Fall with Our Best Shot

With several types of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters available, you might have questions about what is best for you or a loved one. This fact sheet explains how the different types of vaccines work to offer protection and provides reliable information and resources to address common concerns.

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Podcast: Learn How to 'Thrive in Place' with Fall Prevention Tips

" of the real easy and relatively inexpensive tricks that we use is to use two-inch duct tape on the edge of the stairs’ve got a clear demarcation across the stair."

Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury and death for those 65 and older. As we age, minor slips, trips, or falls could cause severe bruising, breaks, or even death. 

In the latest episode of This Is Growing Old, we chatted with occupational therapist, Dr. Scott Trudeau, of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) about the risk factors that lead to falls and how to empower older adults to live each day confidently, independently, and safely.

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Falls Prevention for Older Adults
(National Council on Aging)

A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Talk NERDY Completes
2023 Fall Training

Talk NERDY recently completed its Fall Training, Clinical Trial Design Deep Dive into Pragmatic vs. Explanatory Trials. The training included 38 Talk NERDY alumni with lived expertise in Alzheimer’s disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), atrial fibrillation, chronic pain, and heart valve disease.

The training was taught by Dr. Douglas Landsittel, Professor and Chair of Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

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