HEALTH | February 02, 2012(New York Times front page)
Path Is Found for the Spread of Alzheimer's
By GINA KOLATA
"The discovery in studies of mice solves a mystery surrounding the disease's grim march and has immediate implications for developing treatments, researchers said."
Exciting new laboratory findings indicate that Alzheimer's disease may spread from cell to cell in the brain much like a virus. Thus, treatments could now be developed to stop that transfer and potentially halt the disruption of the brain.
I know that treatments will be quite a long way off for now, and will not effect the outcome of our loved ones or even of ourselves, but perhaps of our children and grandchildren. It is so important to support the President's Initiative to develop a comprehensive plan in 2012 for Alzheimer's research and treatment. Go to the Alzheimer's Association website and sign the petition Loud and Clear now. www.alz.org. There are 90,000 signatures. They need 250,000. Show your support. If Alzheimer's disease has touched your life, support this plan.