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Post by Dee » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:04 pm

New hope for Alzheimer’s?
Researchers see first promising therapies in decades

(Also, information about clinical trials - Dee)
by Claudia Buck
The Sacramento Bee
August 7, 2016
“We’re entering a new era where we are very close to having the first proven disease-modifying therapy. It’s taken an awful lot of work for the last decade, but we think it’s slowing down the progression of the disease,” said Dr. John Olichney, neurology professor and director of clinical trials for the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
Unlike with other diseases, ...Alzheimer’s patients often battle a stigma that makes some patients reluctant to discuss their illness. But that’s changing as celebrities, such as country singer Glen Campbell or longtime women’s college basketball coach Pat Summitt, have spoken up.... Campbell, diagnosed in 2011, went on a farewell tour a few years ago and now lives in a Florida care facility, having lost his ability to speak, according to news reports quoting his wife. Summitt, an Olympic medalist who broke NCAA records as a women’s college coach, died in June at age 64, five years after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.- Michelle Johnston, regional director of the Greater Sacramento office of the national Alzheimer’s Association
Read more here (long article with graph, keep scrolling down!): http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health ... rylink=cpy" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Mike Joyce » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:46 pm

That is great news Dee. It will give hope to many people around the world. Lets hope the research can be done quickly.



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Post by Dee » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:14 am

Scientists hail breakthrough in Alzheimer's research
Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com
Friday, 8 January 2016
See: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/08/scientis ... earch.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's
Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.
Carolyn Gregoire | Senior Health & Science Writer, The Huffington Post
Monday, 11 January 2016
See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bra ... b6fb6fe1c4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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