New gene therapy may ‘fix memory problems in Alzheimer patients’

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    New gene therapy may ?fix memory problems in Alzheimer patients?

    Well hopefully this is an awesome step forward.
     
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    but it wont be a instant fix?
     
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    Scientists say for late-onset Alzheimer's, a disease that strikes people aged 65 and older, up to 80 percent of the cases can be explained by genetic variations...
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    Five New Genes Associated with Risk of Alzheimer's
    April 07, 2011 - Countries around the world are anticipating a wave of new cases of Alzheimer's disease and a host of new families that will have to cope with the toll of this incurable, brain-wasting disease. That's because people are living long enough to get late-onset Alzheimer's. But science is offering a glimmer of hope. Two large studies of Alzheimer's patients provide important new genetic clues about who is at risk for getting the disease.
     
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    Heh. Learn something new everyday.
     
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    but studies also show...the longer you delay the decline of a.d. with education, puzzles etc.....when it does hit...it hits much harder and takes the person down faster...with that said the stages of a.d. are different for each person
     
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    As one well over 65, Alzheimers is one of the fears of anyone my age. Without any hope of reversal, before it completely took everything, I think I would take the Hemingway route.

    If they can actually find a way to reverse it after the onset, then this is some of the best news I have heard in a long time.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says he gonna get one o' dem brainzappers fer Granny fer her b-day...
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    Testing brain pacemakers to zap Alzheimer's damage
    Jan 20,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease.
     
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    Uncle Ferd hopin' dey come up with sumpin' so he don't go goofy like Granny...
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    An Alzheimer's 'epidemic' could hit the USA by 2050
    February 6, 2013 - The number of people with the brain disease could nearly triple during the next three decades.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says dat'd be a good way to keep tabs on Granny when she goes out roamin'...
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    Sheriff proposes ankle monitors for Alzheimer's
    Mar 20,`13 -- A northern Utah sheriff's office is floating a unique and unproven idea for keeping seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia safe: Give them ankle monitors normally used on criminals on house arrest or parole.
     
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    $4 app helps Alzheimer's caregivers...
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    Mobile App Helps Alzheimer’s Caregivers
    March 27, 2013 - Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful. Patients with the degenerative brain condition have a host of medical needs that can require the services of numerous health care professionals. Even for the most organized caregiver, keeping track of all that medical information can be a challenge. Now a new piece of mobile software provides a helping hand.
     

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