Thursday, June 3, 2010

Alzheimer's Around the World

We wanted to draw some attention to excellent reporting by the New York Times on the impact of Alzheimer's disease around the world. This week, one of the most popular pieces on the newspaper's Web site is about a Columbian family hit hard by the disease.

Alzheimer's Stalks an Extended Family in Columbia

Really powerful story, well told in both words and photos. This is part of a new series called "The Vanishing Mind" being done by Times staff.

Also part of the new series is a debate among geriatric experts: When Boomers Get Dementia

For the narrative on the Columbian family and more information on the series, go here.