Anything that is found that will help ANYONE getting alzheimers is a vote for me. My mum never knew her dad, because he had the horrendous disease and her sister has it now... Its a horrific disease.... Either my sister or I will end up with it, so we are happy know anything that is positive to eradicate it.
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Alzheimer's-Linked Gene May Have More Effect on Women
TUESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- A common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease disrupts brain function in healthy older women but has little effect in men, a new study has found.
Source: BioTech News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Doctor blogs his journey into Alzheimer's
In a rented car on a rural road, David Hilfiker glanced at the Google map he printed before leaving his Washington apartment and turned where it said to turn. The retired physician drove this way for three and a half hours, eyes darting between paper and pavement, trying not to get lost. Ref. Source 1
Gene linked to nearly twice Alzheimer's risk in African-Americans
African-Americans with a variant of the ABCA7 gene have almost double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease compared with African-Americans who lack the variant.
Source: ScienceDaily: Racial Issues News
Discussion related to the mental disorder: Alzheimer's Disease can be added here.
The Alzheimer's disease falls under the list of debilitating mental disorders.Your personal experience or someone you know who had treatment with this disorder is welcome.
We break from Alzheimer's Disease to share infobreak from past times:
Today is: 24th September (GMT), in history on the 24th of September, 1895 AD the following event happened:
1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)