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Alzheimer’s – some optimism #ENDALZ

Failed clinical trials and the continued lack of money for research leaves me with a feeling of pessimism. Bill and Melinda Gates getting involved is big to me, as they announced they are going to help scientists examine other theories. The longitudinal study in Columbia is exciting because they feel certain that everyone in the study will get alzheimer’s. The NIH is setting aside some money for new scientists, with fresh ideas. Thoughts of those things brings a feeling of optimism.

Hearing success stories from caregivers, accounts of them adapting, reading about laws being passed that may help them, and reading about the growth of support groups, memory cafes and more community involvement brings optimism.

Reading that our nation, as a whole, is eating healthier and exercising more is great news. That’s talk about prevention right there, good talk.

A lot of progress has been made in many areas. Necessity, sometimes, can be the mother of invention.

November 13th, 2017 Gates Notes

https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Digging-Deep-Into-Alzheimers?WT.mc_id=11_13_2017_00_Alzheimers_BF-PTR_&WT.tsrc=BFPTR

Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Bill Gates #ENDALZ 

The five quotes below are from the article the link at the bottom of this post will take you to.

Bill Gates

  1. “I believe there is a solution”
  2. “Any type of treatment would be a huge advance from where we are today,” 
  3. “the long-term goal has got to be a cure.”
  4. “The growing burden is pretty unbelievable”
  5. “Several of the men in my family have this disease. And so, you know, I’ve seen how tough it is. That’s not my sole motivation, but it certainly drew me in.”

Sanjay Gupta; “I have interviewed Gates many times over the years, in countries around the world. He was more engaged on this topic of Alzheimer’s than I’ve ever seen before.”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/health/bill-gates-announcement-alzheimers/index.html?sr=fbCNN111317bill-gates-announcement-alzheimers0532PMVODtop

Dementia Discovery Fund and Bill Gates 

http://theddfund.com/

Bill Gates to invest in Alzheimer’s 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/health/bill-gates-announcement-alzheimers/index.html?sr=fbCNN111317bill-gates-announcement-alzheimers0532PMVODtop