Weekly Digest: Managing Alzheimer’s a Step at a Time
Alzheimer’s disease: a condition that not only deteriorates a person’s mind but his or her loved ones’ concern as well. With the elderly as likely victims of this type of dementia, certain steps (such as contacting long term care insurance agencies) must be implemented to help manage and cope with the damaging effects. For this week’s roundup, we’ve gathered several helpful links highlighting how individuals face Alzheimer’s. From possible treatment to awareness, let’s learn more about how Alzheimer’s is being managed today:
Professor at Brown helps lead the fight against Alzheimer’s
“The right drug, right dose, right patient with a focus on prevention and early intervention.” This statement is what pushes Dr. Stephen Salloway of Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School to create a drug to combat Alzheimer’s. Kelly Thomas’ report in the New Boston Post reveals how Salloway’s progressive drug may be a powerful drug to counter the many effects of Alzheimer’s.
The road to 2025: will a treatment for Alzheimer’s be available?
Progress on Alzheimer’s treatment is optimistic, as shared by Dr. Jeffrey Cummings in a blog post for Bio Med Central. According to Cummings, awareness should also be prioritized to help develop research on treatments. Although the year 2025 may be an elusive target, Cummings stresses that everyone shouldn’t stop in advocating research.
FDA Facilitates Research on Earlier Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
The Science Blog recently shared insights from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s move to prioritize Alzheimer’s treatment. By focusing on the early stages, the FDA hopes to develop treatments that may help manage Alzheimer’s in a practical manner. Additionally, emphasis on the early stages may help identify how Alzheimer’s is developed.
Gary Kubiak, Demaryius Thomas lend support to Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Aric DiLalla, in a blog post for the Denver Broncos, reported the mentioned team’s efforts to create awareness for the fight against Alzheimer’s. Head coach Gary Kubiak and star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas lent their support by appearing in an Alzheimer’s awareness walk. The walk was also a sign of support for Denver Broncos team owner, Pat Bowlen, an Alzheimer’s victim.
It’s World Alzheimer’s Day, Mississippians Raise Awareness
Mississippians made sure that more people are aware of Alzheimer’s. According to Desare Frazier in a Mississippi Public Broadcasting blog post, residents wore purple and had events such as a “Paint it Purple Balloon Release” to signify their commitment against the disease. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s is expected to increase in the state – such is the importance of sparking interest.