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Posted by Jack on August 21, 2000 at 17:27:53:

In Reply to: Re: Early screening for Alzheimer's posted by teejay on August 20, 2000 at 00:24:01:

: My husband had the MRI and the memory tests, but not at the same time. I read that report, also, and wondered if it was ongoing now. However, it's too late for my husband. But, we have 3 children, and 3 grands, and a great, so I'm still hoping for a breakthrough. I DEFINITELY believe it is, or can be, genetic. Otherwise, why would his grandmother, mother, 3 uncles, and an aunt all in the same immediate family suffer from it? I sure would like to find some clinical trials to participate in with the hopes of helping reaearch along in some way.
: I recognized the symptoms early on because of the other family members with it, so I only needed confirmation. Others do not pick up on it as quickly if it is not in the family.

: It is such a devasting disease to deal with.

: teejay

Hi, Teejay, I think the report that we both saw is a good sign, it's encouraging to see somethings are being done to help fight Alzheimer's. I think the report I read said that there will be more studies like it and it'll be a tool for ealy detection once the studies have been confirmed. Since you seem interested in current research, I know it's bad to plug other sites, but I stumbled upon a site called www.dna.com that is studying the genetic effects of Alzheimer's along with other diseases. They have pretty good info in the archived chat section too. I hope that your family is well. And let's all keep our hopes up that there will be a cure.

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