If properly accounted for, could rival heart disease and cancer as leading cause of death
(CHICAGO) — At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he’s the subject. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness affecting millions of patients …
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Currently, about 44 million people are living with dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease, worldwide, but according to Alzheimer’s Disease International, cases of the disease could reach 135 million by 2050.
Scientists have doubled the number of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, giving researchers twice the number of targets for drug therapies.
Here’s one more reason to get to bed earlier.
Alzheimer’s doesn’t happen suddenly, but scientists are still struggling to find the best ways of capturing the first signs of trouble.
A new drug compound has successfully prevented degenerative diseases from destroying brain cells in mice.
After failing to find ways of removing the brain plaques responsible for the disease, researchers now say they have another way of tackling Alzheimer’s worst symptoms that leaves the plaques in place.
Damage from concussions and the progressive deterioration of neurons in Alzheimer’s look similar on brain scans, according to the latest study, and produce similar symptoms as well.
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