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Jane Sherman

The Journey to Cure Alzheimers. What is Taking so Long?

why is there no cure for alzheimers Karen, one of our Memory Loss Collaborative support group participants, who has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, says so often with great exasperation,

“Dr. Alzheimer identified this disease over a hundred years ago. WHY haven’t they made more progress in dealing with this disease!”

Good question!

Surprisingly, we are still in the relatively early stages of research on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It might be helpful to look at a timeline of this illness. The blue text reflects the progress in Cancer research. It is interesting to note that it was only 14 years ago that Eric Kandel was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for his discoveries of neuro-transmission.

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