Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Alzheimers changes to brain may occur 20 years before symptoms; new NIH study

NBC Nightly News presented a report about a long term study to make progress in Alzheimer's disease, particularly with families in Iowa and Colombia.

The latest medicine suggests that changes in the brain that lead to Alzheimer's occur 20 years before symptoms.

Right now there are 5.4 million people in the US with Alzheimer's, with a total cost of $200 billion; there will he, at this rate, 16 million by2050 with a total cost of $1.1 trillion, much born by families and caregivers.

NBC gave the standard  .gov source here.

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