Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

Finding Alzheimer's before a mind fails

New York Times, December 26, 2007
Currently, the diagnosis of Alzheimer's is not made until symptoms develop. By then it may already be too late to rescue the brain. Drugs now in use temporarily ease symptoms for some, but cannot halt the underlying disease. Many scientists believe the best hope of progress lies in detecting the disease early and devising treatments to stop it before brain damage becomes extensive.