Saturday, August 19, 2017
Early Detection of Alzheimer’s through Retinal Scan
The burden of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) goes far beyond the afflicted patient, affecting family, friends, and a significant portion of the healthcare system. Currently, there are more than 5 million individuals living with AD in the U.S., incurring $259 billion in healthcare costs. With costs estimated to rise to $1.1 trillion by 2050 as the number of AD cases could surpass 16 million, it is imperative that diagnostic tests be developed to detect early warning signs that signal the onset of the disease—at the very least to allow patients and their family time to prepare for various eventualities.Read more »
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Glen Campbell’s last song chronicled his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease: VIDEO
Singer Glen Campbell performs on stage in 2011 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California, as part of a farewell concert tour following his diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell has died at age 81. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/File Photo
Glen Campbell, the “Rhinestone Cowboy,” country music legend, hitmaker, and TV star, is dead at 81.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Scientists Aim For Better, Cheaper Tests For Alzheimer's
Efforts to develop a treatment that stalls the memory-robbing devastation of Alzheimer's disease have so far been unsuccessful, but scientists are making strides in another important area: the development of better tests to tell who has the condition.