Today's Top Alzheimer's News


A November 18, 2016 The Guardian article highlighted “The long, difficult search for a drug to treat Alzheimer’s and dementia.” According to the article, “It is a cruel disease, which takes away the person their families love and know, leaving a stranger who looks at them with confusion. And while there are are some drugs that will temporarily alleviate symptoms in some people, there is no cure. But dementia, of which Alzheimer’s is the commonest form, has finally begun to get the attention it deserves. In December 2013, the G8 countries, meeting in London, agreed to set an ambition to cure or come up with a significant treatment for Alzheimer’s by 2025.”

A November 18, 2016 The Hill article reported that “NIH Director Francis Collins on Thursday called the plan for a continuing resolution (CR), which would extend current spending levels until March, ‘an extremely unfortunate and painful outcome for biomedical research.’” According to the article, “Collins said he had been optimistic about NIH funding until the CR proposal Thursday morning. The funding proposals House and Senate appropriators agreed on earlier this year included increases at NIH for fiscal 2017, including boosts for Alzheimer’s research that has suffered from inadequate funding, he said.”

A November 18, 2016 Scientific American article reported that “More than two million healthy people played a game that could detect declining navigation skills, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s.” 

A November 18, 2016 Science Daily article reported that “researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of [Alzheimer’s].” 


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