Health Issues: Alzheimer's

Watch Health Issues: Alzheimer's

  • 2006
  • 1 Season

Of the many afflictions that come to people as they age, one of the worst is Alzheimer's. This disease is particularly devastating because while it does not necessarily have that many physical effects, it completely alters the mind of whoever suffers from it. Those with Alzheimer's often are unable to recognize those who love them most or to remember anything that has happened to them in recent memory, though they may have a clear recollection of their childhoods or specific events in their distant past. The best way to deal with them is to do so on their own level.

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U.S. Launches National Strategy to Combat Alzheimer's Disease
4. U.S. Launches National Strategy to Combat Alzheimer's Disease
May 14, 2008
Margaret Warner discusses the details of the first Congressionally-mandated plan to help prevent and treat the disease with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and Eric Hall, CEO of Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Insulin Spritz Shows Promise for People With Early Signs of Alzheimer's
3. Insulin Spritz Shows Promise for People With Early Signs of Alzheimer's
September 11, 2007
A small study published in September 2011 in the Archives of Neurology found preliminary evidence that spraying insulin deep into the nose could help delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Ray Suarez speaks with University of Washington School of Medicine professor Suzanne Craft, who led the study.
Alzheimer's Treatment Research Dealt Setback
2. Alzheimer's Treatment Research Dealt Setback
August 17, 2006
An effort to develop a treatment for Alzheimer's disease was halted after data showed that a new drug was doing more harm than good, leading to more memory loss and putting people at a higher risk for skin cancer. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Dr. Paul Aisen of the University of California, San Diego.
New Early Alzheimer's Test Raises Hopes for Improved Treatment
1. New Early Alzheimer's Test Raises Hopes for Improved Treatment
July 15, 2006
Margaret Warner reports on a new test designed to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease.
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Of the many afflictions that come to people as they age, one of the worst is Alzheimer's. This disease is particularly devastating because while it does not necessarily have that many physical effects, it completely alters the mind of whoever suffers from it. Those with Alzheimer's often are unable to recognize those who love them most or to remember anything that has happened to them in recent memory, though they may have a clear recollection of their childhoods or specific events in their distant past. The best way to deal with them is to do so on their own level.

  • Premiere Date
    July 15, 2006