Friday, September 3, 2010

More Resources Going to Alzheimer's Cure

As we head into the holiday weekend, we wanted to share a widely circulated article on a Nobel Prize winner's relentless efforts to find a way to slow or halt Alzheimer's Disease. Like many scientists and health care professionals, Dr. Paul Greengard, 84, labors daily to come up with a cure. And like many of those devoted to dementia, he became interested after a family member developed the disease.

Despite a recent major setback by Eli Lilly two weeks ago with an experimental drug, many pharmaceutical companies and university research arms are investing in Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. This is highly encouraging.

In celebration, we salute all of our scientists, social workers, health care professionals, caregivers and volunteers who labor on behalf of families in San Diego County and everywhere to help make journey through Alzheimer's as comfortable as it can be.

Article: Nobel winner offers hope for Alzheimer's