Posts Tagged ‘Thought Leaders’

No News Is Bad News

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It appears that that the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s has stalled. Each summer the Alzheimer’s Association holds an international summit where researchers report on advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. This year, the gathering was notable for its lack of new information.

The paper that received the Read More…

Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?

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This is the key question that the producers of NOVA will address on PBS stations this Wednesday night, April 13, at 9:00 p.m. This program acknowledges that we do not yet understand what causes this disease, or how to stop it. It reviews the leading theories about the causation of Read More…

Is Alzheimer’s Transmissible?

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Is it possible for Alzheimer’s to be transmitted by tissue or fluid transfers between people? Last September, John Collinge, a British professor of neurology, raised this possibility in a controversial paper published in the journal Nature.

In this paper, Collinge reported on the autopsy of four of patients who had been injected Read More…

The Patient’s Playbook: A Recommended Read!

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1449175809424My parents, like many in their generation, had the greatest respect for their doctors and unquestioningly followed whatever course of treatment they recommended. In our home, the doctor always knew what was best.

Today, patients are less likely to Read More…

ALS Research May Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients

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The success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been the envy of many charities. Now it appears that ALS research, having been revitalized by the flow of $220 million from the Challenge, may lead to better understanding of other neurological diseases as well, including Alzheimer’s.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Read More…

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