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For 25 years, researchers tried curing Alzheimer's by clearing amyloid plaque. While plaque is a problem, is it merely Alzheimer's cargo, while tau is really Alzheimer's driving force? See how Mayo Clinic's tau study may change our world's focus in the search for a cure.
"For the first time I think we have a chance to really change the course of Alzheimer's disease," says Dr. Reisa Sperling. She's leading the "A4 Clinical Trial" to see if a drug called Solanezumab can slow down or even prevent Alzheimer's disease. CBS News reports.
Restaurateur B. Smith testifies before a Senate committee on the need for more research on Alzheimer's Disease.
A person with dementia is still a person with dignity and rights. Where do I, as a caregiver, draw the line between the personal choices of people with dementia versus what I think is better for them? See Dr. Murray Raskin & Dr. Linda Teri share their experience.
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Every 67 seconds, someone in the USA develops Alzheimer's. According to a new study, as many as half of them may not be told they have it. Why would doctors not tell their patients? There are a few reasons.
This book is unique in that it is written (beautifully and lyrically) from the viewpoint of Lillie Claire, a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's. As we watch her condition worsen, we see it all from her perspective. She is aware of what is happening and laments the loss of her words. This is a poignant, heart-warming, and inspiring story. Laugh, cry and become attached to Lillie Claire and her family, wrapped up in their struggles and in the moments of joy and clarity that punctuate Alzheimer's. A source of energy and inspiration, All the Dancing Birds should be required reading for every family victimized by Alzheimer's.
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