Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search
Alzheimer's News Item July 23, 2015
The face of Alzheimer's isn't always old. Sometimes it belongs to someone like Giedre Cohen, who is 37, yet struggles to remember her own name. People like Giedre have a rare gene mutation that causes symptoms of Alzheimer's to appear before they turn 60.Until recently, people who inherited this gene had no hope of avoiding dementia and an early death. Now there is a glimmer of hope, thanks to a project called DIAN TU that is allowing them to take part in a study of experimental Alzheimer's drugs.