Every week we scour the news for the latest headlines in Alzheimer’s care, treatment and prevention. Here are some big stories for the week of May 14, 2012 – May 20, 2012:
- Unprecedented Trial is Testing Prevention Drug
In a clinical trial that could lead to treatments that prevent Alzheimer’s disease, people who are genetically guaranteed to suffer from the disease years from now — but who do not yet have any symptoms — will for the first time be given a drug intended to stop them from developing it.
- A Museum Village for Art Lovers
The Kreeger Museum runs a special program for people with Alzheimer’s — seniors, their caregivers and middle school students are paired together to enjoy art and one another’s company.
- Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Isn’t Always Accurate
Several case studies highlight the difficulty in pinning down Alzheimer’s which makes misdiagnosis very easy.