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Efforts to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Alzheimer's Disease continues to baffle medical experts. Little is known about the cause and progression - what is known is that the number of those afflicted is likely to triple in the next few decades. Alzheimer's slowly destroys memory and thinking skills -- and eventually kills. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll get the latest on Alzheimer's treatment and research and learn about new efforts taking place in Ohio to develop a national strategic plan to fight it.


Government/Politics, Health, Other, Aging/The Elderly


George Vradenburg, Philanthropist & Chairman, US Against Alzheimer’s
Patricia Radford, husband passed away from Alzheimer’s
Dr. Carolyn Dziwis, Geriatric Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center
Dr. Mark A. Smith, Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University

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Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cleveland Chapter
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
The Senior Health & Wellness Center at MetroHealth

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Joane Johnson 8:42 AM 9/29/10

Listening to the caller and ‘early on-set’ Alzheimers.  Knowing president Reagan had the disease.  How do we know when his first developed? how do we know he did not have it at the time he was president.  It was a brought up, in my household, when he said in a speech that he remembered an America without any racism.  Working at a health insurance company and taking classes in medical terminology, classes on diseases, etc., I am truly starting wonder.

Lad Lavicka 8:59 AM 9/29/10

Dear Mike,
If possible please share the date of this Alzheimer’s Research update being hosted by The Corine Dolan Center for Memory and Aging at 12340 Bass Lake Rd. near Chardon on November 9th at 7pm call for reservations at 440-285-7040. The research update is being presented by Dr. Gary Landreth Director Alzheimer’s research Laboratory at CWRU School of Medicine and Dr. Robert Daroff CWRU Professor and Chair Emeritus, Neurology.
Lad Lavicka
Member of CWRU School of Medicine Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Sandia S. 9:40 AM 9/30/10

Thanks for a thorough conversation on the topic of Alzheimer’s.  Indeed, the case was made for why we MUST INVEST financial resources NOW to SAVE big for our and our children’s/grandchildren’s futures.  How will medicare/medicaid survive otherwise?!


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