Monday, November 14, 2011

Americans Impatient With Alzheimer's Research Progress

Tens of thousands of Americans are calling on the government to correct "dramatically underfunded research" for Alzheimer's disease and to improve diagnostic tools and treatments for it, according to a report released by the Alzheimer's Association on November 7. But what many of these people probably do not realize is that extensive research into Alzheimer's disease is already taking place and is bearing fruit. For example, scientists recently reported the finding that amyloid plaques can build up in the brain long before Alzheimer's-associated memory loss appears.

Read much more about this study in Psychiatric News. Researchers also recently reported that a dramatic cognitive decline is seen years before a diagnosis of Alzheimer's is made. 

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