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Researchers give free memory tests

Americus- Residents at Magnolia Manor received a special lunch and free memory assessment performed by researchers from Morehouse School of Medicine.

For eleven years the college has been part of an international study that explores how different ethnic groups and family members are affected by Alzheimer's.

"We're looking at risk factors, whether it's age, whether it's cholesterol, whether it's blunt trauma to the head, whether it's stroke, to really let people know what really makes the gene kick in," says Jolita Dorsett.

There are more than 161,000 people in Georgia alone who are living with Alzheimer's, and it affects more than half a million caregivers in the state.

Posted at 6:10 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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