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View Resource Promising New Developments in Fight Against Alzheimer's

This week, two significant announcements were made at the World Alzheimer Congress, a gathering of more than 3,000 experts in Washington, D.C. On July 11, scientists at Elan Pharmaceuticals reported that a vaccine that reverses some of the effects of Alzheimer's has cleared its first test in humans. Since the first observation by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906, researchers have long noted the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2000/0714
View Resource Alzheimer's Association

Located in Chicago, the Alzheimer's Association is a national voluntary health organization that is dedicated to advancing research for the causes, treatments, and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The introduction section of the site contains materials that discuss the history of the organization, their accomplishments, and local chapters of the Association. Persons hoping to learn more about...

http://www.alz.org/
View Resource The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's

Half of the people over age 85 in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, yet despite this fact, many people do not have an adequate understanding of what living with this affliction can be like. With funding from the MetLife Foundation, PBS (in collaboration with Twin Cities Public Television) has created this website to complement a recent program on Alzheimer's disease. The site...

http://www.pbs.org/program/forgetting/