Every week we scour the news for the latest headlines in Alzheimer’s stories, care, treatment and prevention. Here are this week’s biggest stories for the week of June 4, 2012 – June 10, 2012:
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami and the University of South Florida conclude that drinking three cups of coffee a day could possibly help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults.
A well written detailed account in the New York Times Magazine on the Reiswig family: growing up knowing they probably possess the Alzheimer’s gene and the toll Alzheimer’s disease takes on Reiswig generations past, present and future. Many relatives in Reiswig family are now part of an international study of families who carry an Alzheimer’s gene. Though as much as 99 percent of all Alzheimer’s cases are not a result of a known genetic mutation, researchers have determined that the best place to find a treatment or cure for the disease is to study those who possess a mutation that causes it.