"More Hope for Alzheimer's Patients" Topic
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|Parzival||22 Oct 2013 7:05 a.m. PST|
So far, lab tests already point to four possible drugs that could work. They're very, very early tests, not human trials, but just the possibility is amazing. Bring it on, docs, bring it on!
|jpattern2||22 Oct 2013 7:56 a.m. PST|
Cool news, but their use of "preventative" in the headline just cost me a few brain cells.
|Terrement ||22 Oct 2013 9:29 a.m. PST|
Yes, please. Lost a good friend to this terrible disease, which in his case was early onset Alzheimer's – just as he and his wife were getting ready to enjoy his early retirement.
| Sue Kes ||22 Oct 2013 12:24 p.m. PST|
I think it's everyone's greatest nightmare, let's hope we see a real breakthrough in its treatment soon.
| Sue Kes ||22 Oct 2013 12:25 p.m. PST|
Incidentally, for Terry Pratchett fans, he's quoted this week as saying that his condition is "moving so slowly, it's possible that I'll die of something else before it gets me". Not for some time, I hope.
| Saginaw ||22 Oct 2013 1:53 p.m. PST|
My greatest hope is that this is the proverbial "tip of the iceberg" for finding at least a preventative solution, and at most, a cure. This is coming from someone who's Mom was affected by Alzheimer's.