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Fascinating possible Alzheimers help

Preliminary, test cases, etc, but nonetheless some extremely welcome good news that could finally mark a major turning point on this horrible condition.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0109091102.htm

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“It is unprecedented that we can see cognitive and behavioral improvement in a patient with established dementia within minutes of therapeutic intervention,” said Griffin. “It is imperative that the medical and scientific communities immediately undertake to further investigate and characterize the physiologic mechanisms involved. This gives all of us in Alzheimer’s research a tremendous new clue about new avenues of research, which is so exciting and so needed in the field of Alzheimer’s. Even though this report predominantly discusses a single patient, it is of significant scientific interest because of the potential insight it may give into the processes involved in the brain dysfunction of Alzheimer’s.”


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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Re: Fascinating possible Alzheimers help

That is interesting. My wife's grandmother was just diagnosed with the disease.
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Re: Fascinating possible Alzheimers help

I hope this proves to have practical, real world results. My late grandmother had the disease. It is horrible.
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That is some exciting news. My ex-wifes Grandfather had this disease it was very difficult for the family to watch.
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Re: Fascinating possible Alzheimers help

That is certainly a very encouraging development! My late grandmother also had Alzheimers, and it was nothing short of truly devastating. My aunt is currently suffering from it and no longer recognizes people she knew her entire life. So that is very exciting news, indeed. Thanks for posting the link.

A movie that I recently rented, Away From Her, deals with the topic of Alzheimers, along with other subject matters. I highly recommend it. Incidentally, it seems that men tend to appreciate the movie as much as women do (according to IMDb).
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