Today's Top Alzheimer's News

 

Trish Vradenbrug and other friends of USA2 featured on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio, Consumer Affairs explores the road ahead for Alzheimer's research, and a new multidisciplinary approach to Alzheimer's care in the UK (read more).

 

Must reads and listen 

  • A September 11, 2013 Consumer Affairs article highlighted the progress researchers have made in finding a treatment for Alzheimer's. According to the article, "The last five years have witnessed promising breakthroughs in research into Alzheimer's disease, the fatal condition that robs its victims of their memory as they age. But a lot can happen getting from the scientific experiment level to an approved therapy…While all of this is highly encouraging, the proof will be in clinical trials – and time is of the essence. Millions of people are dependent upon the results. Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to affect more than 26 million people worldwide – more than five million in the U.S. alone. It is only going to get worse as the huge Baby Boomer generation ages. Nearly 106 million people are projected to suffer form the disease by 2050."
  • A September 9, 2013 Guardian article reported on the efforts of a British dementia council to reform the way dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers receive care. According to the article, "The dementia gateway service developed by Dudley metropolitan borough council (DMBC) has been operating since November 2011 and aims to integrate early diagnosis and medical intervention for people with dementia with social care to keep the person independent and in their own home for as long as possible."

 

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