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Can We Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Can We Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

Age is the single greatest risk factor for getting Alzheimer’s disease, which has become a worldwide epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are already afflicted, and every 70 seconds another is diagnosed. As 80 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65, concerns about normal age-related memory slips are escalating. Every misplaced key or forgotten name […]

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Potential Target for Treating Common Form of Early-Onset Dementia Identified

No cure exists for frontotemporal dementia, which strikes between the ages of 40 and 64 and accounts for at least one in four cases of early-onset dementia. Caused by the death of cells in the front and sides of the brain, the disease can lead to dramatic changes in a patient’s personality and behavior, including […]