Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative.

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute hosted a webinar in conjunction with the Alzheimer’sPrevention Registry.

Jessica Langbaum, principal scientist and Asst. Dir. – Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative was the presenter of the webinar. She outlined her background about her grandfather which motivated her into the field of prevention rather than cure basically.  He had been and engineer with Honeywell and died for AD.  Jessica recalled the pains that most caregivers and loved ones go through when attending to an individual with Alzheimer’s.

She explained what we already know about the disease that it is not a normal part of aging; it is incurable and devastating to all involved. Her primary focus however was on the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry, of which I am a member.

The registry has three main missions:
1.)   Keep up-to-date with the latest news on preventative studies.
2.)   Help to fill research studies into the prevention of Alzheimer’s.
3.)   Keep easy and understandable news resources concerning trials.

The APR is not setup for clinical studies into the causes or cures of different dementias but for the purpose of having on hand a list of those willing to enter studies concerning the prevention of the disease. They hope to have 100,000 members by the end of this year. The Registry was started in 5/2012 and as of this morning 11/26/2013 hat 23,475 members; as you can see they have a very ambitious goal and need your support. They are expecting two national studies to start in 2014.

You can hear the webinar by clicking on this link and the question and answer session that followed. You can visit here to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative.

I encourage you that are not showing signs of the disease and are otherwise healthy to join the Alzheimer’sPrevention Registry to help in anyway that you can to confront the battle of this disease on a different front. I feel you can learn more from listening to the webinar then my continued writing, you will be here for the next year reading.

So to all that follow my blog, GET INVOLVED.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!

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