Jan 10, 2010

More Signs of Hope for Alzheimer's Victims

It's too early to celebrate, but two new studies show some promise in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's affects over five million Americans, taking a crushing psychological and financial toll on patients and families alike.

One study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology involves a "medical drink" its creators call Souvenaid. The drink contains three substances: uridine, choline, uridine, and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. When taken by those with mild Alzheimer's, cognitive functioning seems to improve.

A second study from Italian investigators reveals a possible new way to detect Alzheimer's Disease earlier, as well as possible new drug therapies.. Scientists have discovered certain changes in the hippicampus, the structure in the brain that is associated with memory, and found the distribution of water within the tissues is correlated with how well subjects performed on tests of verbal and visual-spatial memory.

Read more about these studies here . For more information on Alzheimer's Disease, click here.


Anonymous said...

Everyone suffers when it comes to Alzheimer's disease including not only those whom it strikes but their wives, husbands and children as well.

This would be a huge breakthrough for a disease typically known for not having a cure and no known cause. Lets hope for the best.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this extremely valuable information.

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