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Over 1,000 religious take part in Alzheimer’s study

September 21, 2010

Some 1,150 members of religious orders-- priests, brothers, and nuns-- have taken part in a 17-year-old study to find treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s seventh-leading cause of death. The participants take part in annual cognitive tests and have agreed to donate their brains for autopsy after death.

“When I heard about this, I thought maybe I could help so other people would not have to go through this,” said Dominican Sister Christine Althaus.

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