Study participants will come from the world’s largest family to experience Alzheimer’s, an extended clan of 5,000 people who live in Medellín, Colombia, many of whom have a genetic mutation that ensures that they will develop the disease. Three hundred family members will participate in the initial trial, some of whom will be years away from symptoms, some as young as age 30.
The Times report is here. To read the latest information on Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment, see the new edition of the Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias from American Psychiatric Publishing. To read more about Alzheimer's research, see Psychiatric News here.