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Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s
Here's why researchers struggle to find treatments for Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s disease is a well-known disorder that affects 5.4 million Americans. Yet there are currently only four drugs available that treat its symptoms. Unlike cancer treatments, which are varied, plentiful and targeted to specific forms of the disease, Alzheimer’s drugs are … Continue reading
Scientists are working to reverse certain effects of aging like muscle and memory loss -- but what is the key ingredient to "turning back the clock"?
“When I first heard this story from Tony Wyss-Coray, I thought it was absolutely amazing,” said Rudolph Tanzi, professor of neurology at Harvard. “I thought it was too good to be true.” Wyss-Coray was referring to the recent progress made … Continue reading
Of all the films made about the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's, Polley's ranks as one of the most graceful -- and honest
“Away from Her” (2006) is a rare film about Alzheimer’s disease, and in my opinion, one of the best. As a film adaptation of the talented Alice Munro’s short story, “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” Sarah Polley’s film already … Continue reading
Patricia Ris of Memory Care Cafe talks about how to ease the burden for Alzheimer's caregivers
Today we speak with Patricia Ris, the program director of Memory Care Cafe. Her San Francisco-based program teaches people with Alzheimer’s how to stay involved in their communities and maintain an active lifestyle. The group focuses on people in the … Continue reading