Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease. It cannot be prevented, and there is little one can do to slow the progression of the disease. There is still a lot we do not yet know about this disease, even though it was discovered in the early 1900s by Dr Alois Alzheimer. There is no cure, and the mental, physical, emotional and financial burden of caring for someone with Alzheimer is high and intense, landing many families into hardships.
We take a look today at some of the widely reported news and try to highlight some which might give more hope to sufferers or caregivers of sufferers.
Alzheimer’s Disease News – 13 August 2017
- Guest Columnist’s Fear About Alzheimer On HJNews
Pat Sadoski, a guest columnist on The Herald Journal, highlighted about the fear she might feel when finding out she might have Alzheimer. She mentioned some of her personal anecdotes and highlighted the cost of Alzheimer, which is a serious cost to not just the sufferers, but also to their family members. She ended her comment with research as the viable solution to ending the disease.
We agree, and that is what we are starting to drive here. Unfortunately, without sufficient knowledge, resources, and courage, it will be hard to eradicate this disease. There are hundreds and thousands of companies in the medical industry, all trying to run in their own direction, to get an edge over competitors. We want to band collective human effort to drive research in a focused and incisive manner.
- A Protein Associated With Alzheimer Also Linked To Cognitive Ability
What we know today about Alzheimer is that mutations in the gene responsible for amyloid precursor protein (APP) are related to the development of Alzheimer. A new study recently published now draw links between these protein variants and childhood cognitive ability. After reading through the short summary, I do not know if the project is useful. To someone who does not have a technical background, I would like to know the objective of the research.
Currently, there are many papers published each day about the different chronic diseases and illnesses, but how many of them truly offer novel insights? Should there be a stronger drive to get researchers to be accountable for their research?
- Memory Loss In Alzheimer Might Be Reversible
I read this news with much interest, as this seems to suggest a cure might be possible in the future. Researchers in MIT have found a way to block HCAC2, a key enzyme which causes Alzheimer’s Disease without affecting other enzymes which are responsible for normal functioning of the human body. However, early human trials will probably not be in a few year time, and the research has only been conducted with mice.
There are many news coming out for each chronic and incurable disease every day, and it becomes important for us to cover them all to bring you fresh insights and know if a cure can be potentially achievable within the next 10 to 20 years. For the news about Alzheimer today, we see a strong effort to fight against the disease, and we hope to boost that eventually with a global community.
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