Dementia is the broad term which refers to diseases which result in a significant loss of cognitive ability.
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the worst manifestations of dementia.
A symposium at Washington University in St. Louis this week aims to be a gathering place for people struggling to find balance and dignity among the chaos of dementia.
Washington University will soon lead a clinical trial aimed at preventing people with Alzheimer’s disease from developing dementia.The international trial will involve 160 patients in the U.S., Europe, and Australia who have a very rare, inherited form of Alzheimer’s, which typically causes dementia before age 50.Washington University neurologist and study lead Dr. Randall Bateman says this is one of the first clinical trials to try to treat Alzheimer’s patients before they have any symptoms.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.