Clinton vows to find Alzheimer’s cure by 2025 | TheHill

English: PET scan of a human brain with Alzhei...

English: PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Washington paper, The Hill reports that the Democratic presidential front-runner Hilary Clinton vows to spend $2 billion per year to find Alzheimer’s cure by 2025.

Source: Clinton vows to find Alzheimer’s cure by 2025 | TheHill

I’m not and never have been a Clinton supporter but I’m impressed. Having lost a friend to Alzheimer’s, this pledge is real for me. It’s also in sharp contrast to Obama‘s hollow promises.

Thoughts?

 

Virtual reality maze ‘predicts Alzheimer’s disease’ – BBC News

English: PET scan of a human brain with Alzhei...

English: PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to the BBC citing new evidence from Germany, Alzheimer’s disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

Source: Virtual reality maze ‘predicts Alzheimer’s disease’ – BBC News

Yesterday, I received the sad news that a good friend had passed away after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for many years. Seeing the impact of this terrible disease on a capable and intelligent person is deeply depressing for friends and family.

The news of early detection has to be welcomed, albeit with some caution. For a young person to learn that they have Alzheimer’s disease to look forward to in later life could be deeply depressing. However, with early detection perhaps there will be greater options for early treatment and deferral of the symptoms?

Thoughts?