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No, Alzheimer’s is not contagious

“The idea that Alzheimer’s is contagious is absolute rubbish,” Mead said. “The last thing we want to do is cause panic or cause people to av…

Former dentist and teacher Sandy Halperin, 64, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and is struggling to live his life while fighting to raise awareness about the disease. He and his wife, Gail, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, live in Tallahassee, where Sandy is trying to end the stigma of a disease currently affecting more than 5 million Americans.  
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Sandy’s Story: Fighting Alzheimer’s

If you were not paying close attention, you might never know Sandy Halperin has dementia. Doctors diagnosed him with early onset Alzheimer’s…