National Opinions

National Opinions

Doctors need better training to diagnose Alzheimer’s early

As a neurologist with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, I have dedicated my professional career to helping patients and families cope with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Early diagnosis is the single most effective step to help patients, but more than half of all people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias have not been diagnosed.

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Jasmine Xiong on Falcons' playoff win

Jasmine Xiong scored a team-high 17 points as Atwater closed out the Nest with a 75-58 playoff victory over Central Valley. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Jasmine Xiong on Falcons' playoff win 2:04

Jasmine Xiong on Falcons' playoff win

Mark Sellers on El Capitan's playoff win 1:30

Mark Sellers on El Capitan's playoff win

City dedicates Dwight Amey Park in 2007 1:08

City dedicates Dwight Amey Park in 2007

California artist's project offers mobile shelter for homeless 1:25

California artist's project offers mobile shelter for homeless