7/23/2015 – Younger Adults With Alzheimer’s Are Key To Drug Search

Jul 23, 2015 Comments Off by

The face of Alzheimer’s isn’t always old. Sometimes it belongs to someone like Giedre Cohen, who is 37, yet struggles to remember her own name.

People like Giedre have a rare gene mutation that causes symptoms of Alzheimer’s to appear before they turn 60.

Until recently, people who inherited this gene had no hope of avoiding dementia and an early death. Now there is a glimmer of hope, thanks to a project called DIAN TU that is allowing them to take part in a study of experimental Alzheimer’s drugs.

Read the full article at National Public Radio (NPR).

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