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An estimated 5 and a half million Americans are struggling with Alzheimer's disease. This weekend one of the largest groups to ever tackle the subject will gather in St. Paul, Minnesota. The joint venture by Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer's Association will bring news of the latest progress from the world's leading experts. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
How many times have you lost your car keys? Or forgotten someone's name? We all have memory loss. It's a normal part of aging. But researchers at Mayo Clinic found that if you carry a gene known to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, your memory may decline faster than people without the gene, even if you never develop full blown Alzheimer's.