Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Alzheimer’s Stalks Us All

"Tucked away on a steep street in this rough-hewn mountain town, an old woman found herself diapering her middle-age children. At frighteningly young ages, in their 40s, four of Laura Cuartas’s children began forgetting and falling apart, assaulted by what people here have long called La Bobera, the foolishness. It is a condition attributed, in hushed rumors, to everything from touching a mysterious tree to the revenge of a wronged priest. "

"This report examines the current projections and costs associated with the Alzheimer crisis, as well as what Medicare and Medicaid savings are possible if disease modifying treatments were available."

Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research — and it calls on people of all ages to take action in the fight. Year-round, our participants are leaders in the effort to defeat this devastating disease.

More information can be found at the following :
 Alzheimer's Disease International

 "Stimulating the brain with magnetic pulses might help people with Alzheimer's disease improve their use of language, new research suggests. However, this treatment is still highly experimental and has been tested on very few people."

"There is no treatment yet to stop or slow the progress of Alzheimer’s. But every major drug company has new experimental drugs it hopes will work, particularly if they are started early. The questions though, are who should be getting the drugs and who really has Alzheimer’s or is developing it?"

Please pass me a glass of Red Wine
"A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry has found that the compound found in red wine known as resveratrol has the ability to neutralize the toxic effects of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease." 

Alzheimer's as seen by a patient who is also a doctor - latimes.com:
"Alzheimer's as seen by a patient who is also a doctor
A retired physician and an emeritus professor of medicine at UCLA shares his insights and even tips for coping with this difficult and growing problem."

There is so much more to be learned.

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