re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'(Posted by Emiliooo on 10/11/13 at 10:22 am to Jim Rockford)
That's absolutely incredible.
Alzheimer's sucks. The last 10-15 years of my grandmom's life, she didn't know who she was, who her daughters were, or pretty much anything. It's sad, I didn't really know her because of it, and I lived 2 streets down from my grandparents.
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'(Posted by GCHunter on 10/11/13 at 12:59 pm to Kcrad)
My grandmother died of Alzheimer's about 10 years ago. She was the matriarch of my mom's side of the family. Watching my whole family suffer over 5 years was terrible. Now the family is divided and torn down the middle and my grandfather is a bitter man with nothing left.
re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'(Posted by East Coast Band on 10/11/13 at 10:37 pm to 911Moto)
Many Alzheimer patients actually get violent towards their caregivers. yet another difficult layer in this disease. I have a history of this in my family and I honestly think ill be afflicted with it later in life. Just a hunch. But ill take this news with guarded optimism. No doubt in my mind (no pun intended ) that we'll have this and many neurological diseases whipped in the next 100 years.