Certificate of compliance

BrightFocus Foundation

is in compliance with the HONcode

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16 Years

Certificate validity: 10 Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

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Date of initial review:

21 Feb 2000

Certificate validity:

10 Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

Date of last visit:

10 Aug 2016
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Alzheimer's Disease Research Program
David R. Borchelt, PhD (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida)
David M. Holtzman, MD (Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO)
Committee Members:
M. Flint Beal, MD (The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York)
Macular Degeneration Research program
Joe G. Holyfield, PhD (The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio)

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The contents of this website are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Privacy Policy & Website Terms of Use
The Information We Collect
BrightFocus collects aggregate data (total numbers of those visiting the Site) from web server traffic reports. These reports also provide data such as length of stay on the Site and which pages are visited most frequently, without identifying individual users. By collecting this information, we are able to develop a website that will be most helpful to users. Information on general traffic, Site usage and length of stay is collected and stored in log files. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated, not on an individual, basis.
About Cookies

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This content was last updated on: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Diagnostic Tests for Alzheimer's Disease (Article)
Screening and Diagnosis (Article)
Treatment and Drug Options for Alzheimer’s Disease (Article)
Medical Conditions that can Mimic Dementia (Article)
“Is It Something I'm Taking?” Medications That Can Mimic Dementia (Article)
Johnson KA, Minoshima S, Bohnen NI, et al. Appropriate use criteria for amyloid PET: A report of the Amyloid Imaging Task Force, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s & Dementia 2013;9:e1-e16.
Grundman M, Johnson KA, Lu M, et al. Effect of Amyloid Imaging on the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Cognitive Decline: Impact of Appropriate Use Criteria. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2016;41(1-2):80-92. doi: 10.1159/000441139. Epub 2016 Jan 8.]



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By Email

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BrightFocus Foundation receives its funding primarily from donations and not from advertising or government sources. It is, however, the policy of BrightFocus to acknowledge financial or in-kind sponsorship of BrightFocus programs by foundations, governmental entities, or corporations, and it may infrequently allow for the advertisement of materials that are consistent with and related to the charitable purposes of BrightFocus. BrightFocus' public acknowledgement of such sponsorship is done by display of the sponsor's logo, slogan, general website address, and/or description of materials or services on the BrightFocus website consistent with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America. All such displays are clearly identified as related to the acknowledgement of a prior or ongoing sponsorship.

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Sponsors do not contribute to or influence the health information or any other content of the BrightFocus website or any BrightFocus communication.

Sponsors do not contribute to or influence the health information or any other content of the BrightFocus website or any BrightFocus communication.

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BrightFocus maintains a distinct separation between editorial and advertising content.
Editorial content originates from an external entity or source is clearly identified by the primary affiliation of the author.

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The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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