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New Alzheimer’s research

Protecting a healthy brain

Gary Small, MD, Director, UCLA Center on Aging, UCLA, discusses the testing of new compounds like supplements and anti-amyloid compounds to help protect healthy brains before Alzheimer’s disease develops.

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