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Alzheimer Cluster Sparks Dream of Cure


Health & Wellness  (tags: Alzheimer, disease, old age people, cure )

Anna
- 3093 days ago - edition.cnn.com
It's a cruel disease that strips away a person's identity until they can no longer remember their loved ones or feed themselves. But normally, Alzheimer's does not attack until old age.



   

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Carol H (229)
Friday January 28, 2011, 4:08 am
interesting article, thanks Anna
 

Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday January 28, 2011, 4:52 am
Right now I am watching this disease eat my Moms brain.. she now eats with her fingers and often has no idea where she is.. it is an evil nasty disease. But she was already in her 90's when she got it, my heart goes out to those who suffer from it in their youth, that would be a nightmare, glad they are getting a handle on it..thanks.
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday January 28, 2011, 5:46 am
i have met a person with Alzheimer - it is sad! It is had to know that this person were so strong and bright and no slowely going downwards.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday January 28, 2011, 6:27 am
This truly is a nightmare of a disease. I wish a cure would be found fastest!!! This evil and cruel killer should be stopped now!
Noted with thanks.
 

Meghann B (1)
Friday January 28, 2011, 6:28 am
I recently found out that my grandmother might have Alzheimer's Disease. She will be 80 soon. Her daughter is dying from a disease they tell us will effect her brain just like Alzheimer's and that she will forget us all one day. They gave her 3-5 years to live, and that was 4 years ago. Blessings to the researchers who work tirelessly to find a cure!
 

Kath P (9)
Friday January 28, 2011, 6:28 am
I've known quite a few people who've succumbed to this disease. It's heartbreaking to watch their decline. Hopefully, what has been found will bring about a cure.
 

Aisha Desince (39)
Friday January 28, 2011, 6:36 am
This is the most devastating disease in the world to see your loved one go through life in this state of mind.
 

Vikram Chhabra (394)
Friday January 28, 2011, 7:00 am
I hope they do find a cure.
 

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Friday January 28, 2011, 7:34 am
Interesting thanks
 

Ann L (15)
Friday January 28, 2011, 9:29 am
Alzhiemers is such a sad disease. It does rob you of your loved ones. I really hope this will lead to a breakthough.
Thanks for the post.
 

Toni C (508)
Friday January 28, 2011, 10:02 am
I so hope they've discovered a way of harnessing this dreaded disease that has destroyed so many. Thanks for the article, Anna...
 

Juliette Claparede (42)
Friday January 28, 2011, 12:48 pm
It's a horrible disease !! My great-aunt had Alzheimer and she died 10 years later after the disease broke out. And when I talk about her, I feel like to cry !!
 

Robert B (10)
Friday January 28, 2011, 2:20 pm
My grandmother had it too. It's very sad!
 

Trish K (93)
Friday January 28, 2011, 3:18 pm
My husband attended Phillips Exeter and M.I.T.. He has been a creative well accomplished person his entire life.
He has been in a nursing home for almost three years. I am happy to say that his good nature and love still shine through because that is his true character. He is still a very happy man with his heart full of love for the people of this world and especially animals. Even as his memories fade on his fantastically lived life he is still a great inspiration to me. Prayers for the cure of Alzheimer's have become part of my daily mantra.
 

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday January 28, 2011, 7:04 pm
Thank You so much for this article Anna. I have lost my Father, his Sister, his Mother (my Grandmother) and his brother who also developed cancer after the onslaught of alzheimer's. It is so wonderful of the people of Antioquia, Columbia to allow the testing on theirselves and their relatives, and I pray for them all, that a cure will come and also say thank you, as a cure for my family would be such a blessing!
 

Patricia N (9)
Friday January 28, 2011, 7:46 pm
My mother lived over nine years with this disease (six of them in a nursing home). I hope they find a cure for this horrible disease soon.
 

Shirley S (187)
Friday January 28, 2011, 9:01 pm
Here's hoping for the cure.
 

Mary L (132)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 12:13 am
Thank you. It gets hard to keep hoping. Reading things like this article help.
 

Marthe B (9)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 6:04 am
Thank you for sharing,there is hope here,i wish them good luck for their study and a better living for all the people threatened or having this terrible disease.
 

Linda Wallace (32)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 6:20 am
Thank you for the information. It is a terrible disease and research is desperately needed.
 

Cassandra R (0)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 10:06 am
Thank you for sharing. My husband's dad had Alzheimers and every breakthrough in research is encouraging.
 

Trequl M (170)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 10:23 am
Noted with thanks.
 

Dotti L (85)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 4:42 pm
I have a dear friend with Alzheimers. Her Mother and sister had it. Hers started about 10 years ago- far too young or maybe not considering the family history.
 

Kaye S (45)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 9:22 pm
Yup
 

Cindy C (125)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 10:36 am
AW GOD BLESS THEM AWW
 

Ken L (28)
Monday January 31, 2011, 9:21 am
My Dad died from Alzheimers, my Mum suffered so much seeing him deteriorate, its a terrible disease and not enough is being done .
 
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