A study in the world of Alzheimer’s disease has yielded new information. Research done with mice suggests that abnormal tau protein, already identified in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s, spreads through the brain like an infection or cancer, starting in one area of the rain and spreading along linked cellular circuits.

The study suggests that if the “tau pathway” could be identified early, doctors might be able to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s at an earlier stage with the right drugs. READ MORE

With this information in mind, take a look at the petition that Alzheimer’s Association has put together “A Petition for a Strong National Alzheimer’s Plan” . The goal is to get 250,000 signatures to get a federal commitment “to change the course of Alzheimer’s disease.”

Do you think this is a realistic goal? Do you think it will be effective?

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