Alzheimer's disease

COUNTY ADDS ALERTS FOR MISSING DEMENTIA PATIENTS TO ALERT SAN DIEGO SYSTEM

 

 

County News Service

Photos: Sally Estabrook

September 25, 2015 (San Diego)--Bob Estabrook walked into the back of his RV to clean up one afternoon last fall. He and his wife, Sally, were staying at a campground near Julian. Within 15 minutes, Sally, who was 75 years old and diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, had disappeared.

HOUSE TO CONSIDER FUNDING FOR 21ST CENTURY CURES ACT

 

East County News Service

June 15, 2015 (Washington D.C.)--The House of Representatives will soon be considering the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), important legislation that will accelerate the process of translating scientific advancements into new treatments and therapies. The bill would support efforts to develop potential treatments and interventions for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, childhood leukemia, Down’s syndrome, congenital heart disease, autism spectrum disorders, sleep apnea and epilepsy, to name a few.

REGIONAL PLAN TO TACKLE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE GETS GO AHEAD

 

December 2, 2014 (San Diego)--Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating disorder that plunges its victims into a fog of lost memories, forgetfulness and an eventual loss of the ability to remember the most basic day-to-day details about their own lives.

It’s the region’s third leading cause of death.

GENERATION ALZHEIMER’S: NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO FOCUS RESEARCH EFFORTS TO FIND PREVENTION, CURE, & TREATMENTS

 

Over the next 40 years Alzheimer’s disease will cost the nation $20 trillion--enough to pay off the national debt and still send a $20,000 check to every man, woman and child in America.

 

By Diane Wright, Alzheimer's Association