Dementia patients’ adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents

A person’s chance of developing dementia is influenced by family history, variations in certain genes, and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But less is known about the factors that affect when the first symptoms of forgetfulness and confusion will arise. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis […]

New hope for old disease

Doctors may soon be able to predict, prevent Alzheimer’s disease From the WashU Outlook Magazine… Caring for an aging relative with Alzheimer’s disease, watching memories slowly slip away, is an exhausting and heartbreaking ordeal. For those with the condition, modern medicine can offer little in the way of treatment as the disease inexorably strips away […]

Solving the Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy Drought

From MD Magazine… In just a short decade of Gregory Day’s young career, the US multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy market has exploded from just a handful options to 17 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved agents for multiple mechanisms. Day, MD, MSc, assistant professor, Washington University School of Medicine, Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center, St. […]