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Former Kansas Congressman Dennis Moore with his wife, Stephene Moore, in 2010. Two years later, Dennis Moore publicly announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Kansas congressman's wife and KU's Alzheimer's Disease Center expert offer updates on Dennis Moore and medical advancements.

Eight years after U.S. Representative Dennis Moore announced his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, his wife — Stephene Moore — remains an advocate for those affected by the disease. Recent medical advances include early detection and the impact of creative arts. Dr. Jeffrey Burns believes early intervention could also be on the horizon.

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