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 September 3rd, 2012 – September 9th, 2012.
Alex Witchel, staff writer for the popular magazine Riverhead, speaks about on the toll Alzheimer’s disease took on her mother’s life and the toll it took on her own life in this beautifully written piece.
A recent study suggests that gingko, a plant extract found in dietary supplements, doesn’t prevent Alzheimer’s diseases in older adults. Research in animals had suggested that the plant extract might ward off the most common form of dementia.