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Can Alzheimer's Be Prevented? on 60 Minutes
Iris L.
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:33 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 15411


60 Minutes showed a program about an extended family with genetic young onset Alzheimer's Disease.  The family tree goes back generations.  Scientists have discovered the defect in a single gene.  Their approach now is to see if drug therapy in the preclinical years can stop or delay the development of the disease.  Here is a link to 60 Minutes Overtime, where you can see the entire segment.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-alzheimers-disease-medellin-colombia-lesley-stahl/ 


Iris L.


Iris L.
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:45 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 15411


Mike in the Spouse/Partner board posted a longer explanation of the 60 Minutes program and his own commentary.

https://www.alzconnected.org/discussion.aspx?tid=2147530248&g=posts&t=2147530250 

Iris L.


His Daughter
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 11:58 AM
Joined: 6/25/2014
Posts: 2153


Iris, I saw that 60 minutes segment.  For the first time ever, I really have some hope that they can find a way to prevent this disease.  I felt so badly for this family, but possibly their struggle will wind up helping millions.  I look forward to seeing where this research takes us.
Iris L.
Posted: Sunday, July 9, 2017 10:56 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 15411


Tonight 60 Minutes re-ran the story of the extended family with genetic early onset Alzheimer's Disease.  It can be viewed here:


http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-alzheimers-laboratory-3/


Iris L.

 


Smakshi
Posted: Friday, August 4, 2017 6:47 AM
Joined: 8/4/2017
Posts: 1


Read more about Alzheimer’s because before reaching to any course of action. The more you read the more you are likely to find the solution. Research says yes it can be prevented at the right time by right actions. Get some more knowledge. Trad this article perhaps this can help you

 http://www.sooperarticles.com/health-fitness-articles/memory-loss-articles/alzheimers-senile-dementia-prevention-control-1593004.html


Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, August 4, 2017 8:29 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 6374


Welcome to our world, Smakski.

I view with great skepticism any "research" or article that claims there is a way to prevent dementia.  I do believe that a life style such as we tout on these boards, called Best Practices, will possibly delay the onset or if the disease has already begun, slow down the progression of the disease.


 
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