Aug 9, 2012

Update: Alzheimer's Disease Treatment on Science Friday

Part of my job as an elder law attorney is helping people plan for life's "what ifs." Alzheimer's Disease is one "what if" that's turning into a reality for more and more American families. It is estimated to affect more than five million Americans, taking an enormous human, emotional and financial toll on patient, family and caregivers. As our population ages, the numbers will increase - unless a treatment and/or cure is found.

Tomorrow, August 10, hear an update on medical efforts to treat and cure the disease on National Public Radio's Science Friday. The Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center director, Ronald Peterson, will be the guest. Here in South Florida, listen on WLRN 91.3FM. Once the program has aired, you can read the transcript or listen to the taped program on the Science Friday website.

For guidance on how to protect your assets from the high cost of long-term care and Alzheimer's Disease, contact our South Florida elder law attorneys.

1 comment:

Alzheimer Disease said...

The Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. There appears to have been a gradual onset of his symptoms, a progressive decline in his memory, and he’s having difficulties with activities of daily living. While there are approved drug treatments available for AD, such as the cholinesterase inhibitors, these unfortunately aren’t disease-modifying; they treat the symptoms rather than the cause of the disease. At best, an AD patient might expect a 6-12 month delay in the worsening of symptoms.

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