After living many winters, most of us feel that our memory is not as sharp as it once used to be. Therefore, we believe that it is normal to have a little memory loss. Working in Alzheimer’s research and collaborating with world renowned medical researchers on the topic, I concluded that losing a little memory later in life is NOT normal.
Those who show a slight degree of memory loss after being screened, could benefit from participating in prodromal memory loss research programs. Early intervention and prevention may extend the quality of life of someone who may develop Alzheimer’s later in life. Many of us take our daily independence for granted, such as bathing, enjoying our past time hobbies, or just having normal conversations with our love ones. The degree of decline of daily activities due to memory loss varies from “Has difficulties but does it on his/her own”, “Requires assistance,” or “Is totally dependent.” You have to power the decide the degree to which you want to live your life in the future. If you are having memory problems, I believe that early detection of memory loss can make a difference to the quality of life that you will have in the future.
The National Memory Screening Program, an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, constantly is offers national free memory screening. Our two locations in Sunrise and Hollywood offer free screening. Here at Infinity we are now participating with pharmaceutical companies that are positive and optimistic that early intervention with effective medications may slow down or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s.
For additional information about the clinical trials currently enrolling at one of our Infinity Clinical Research sites, please call our Study Team at 954-366-0277.
I believe, change in behavior are the first signs of memory loss not in cognition. We are now studying those who are not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s to help fight this disease. Those who were not grumpy before and now they are, maybe the start signs of memory loss.
Throughout my twelve years of doing Alzheimer’s research, I always thought that doing research on those individuals who are not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and are starting to have memory problems would be the ideal population to study in order to find effective ways to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s. It seems that is what Alzheimer’s researchers is doing now.
At this time, There is no treatment to cure or prevent someone from developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Bob DeMarco writes. “When Alzheimer’s strikes the first thing that happens is we enter a period of what could best be described as ‘deep sadness.'” When we discover that pills or apps/games that supposed to improve memory, propagandize by non-pharmaceutical companies, that is, companies that do not follow FDA guidelines, do not work, our “deep sadness” turns into despair, a complete loss of hope. That false hope prevents families from seeking real help.
We do have medications that help manage those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, as well as, social services for these patients and their families. Helping families cope with Alzheimer’s is a positive way that offers real information about this disease and helps caregivers learn more on how to manage the patient at home.
Alzheimer’s Researchers are seeking people in their early 50s and up with slight memory problems and NO diagnose of Alzheimer’s. These courageous individuals will help Alzheimer’s researchers find better medications that could prevent or slow down memory problems. Then, hopefully, opening the doors, for someday ,discovering the cure for Alzheimer’s, once and for all.
Get a free screening today at your local Alzheimer’s research center.
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