People with Down syndrome have become one of our most important groups of volunteers for Alzheimer’s testing. Fortunately, many are more than willing to give their time and undergo some medical procedures in order to help others.
Down syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. The genes on this chromosome... Read more
The University of Maryland is conducting an online study for caregivers. The purpose of the study is to learn more about the experiences and needs of caregivers, who are often overlooked. If you provide daily care for a loved one, you may be able to take part in the study. Or if a loved one takes care of you on a daily basis, they may qualify to... Read more
When a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis the whole family is affected. For most, the first stage is utter devastation. Yet the human spirit can be incredibly resilient. After going through the grieving process, the person diagnosed with the disease and his or her loved ones most often come to accept their altered life as a new... Read more
A recent article in the UK Telegraph reported on a survey showing that two thirds of people over the age of 50 are more afraid of developing dementia than of getting cancer. Other surveys show similar percentages.
One reason for this intense fear of Alzheimer's is obvious. While many types of cancer can be cured, most types of dementia... Read more
Even the most optimistic of us know that, at this time, there is no reliable way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and there is no cure. Pharmaceutical companies have committed billions of dollars to study drug therapies that have yet to prove effective. Yes, there are more pharmaceutical approaches in the pipeline, but none of them will be... Read more