If you’ve ever wondered why after all the billions of dollars expended, Alzheimer’s has yet to be conquered

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The Reason There’s Been No Cure for Alzheimer’s. Medicine had nothing to offer my father and millions of other Americans. I set out to find out why
Joanne Silberner
January 4, 2023

In the mid-1990s, my father, a gentle and kind man who loved being around people, began avoiding social contact, embarrassed by his inability to remember words and faces. He had been a brilliant physician until Alzheimer’s disease started eroding his brain. By the time my sister, mother, and I convinced him to get checked out, he couldn’t draw a clock with the numbers in the correct location, couldn’t be trusted to drive, and stared blankly at his neurologist when asked the name of the current U.S. president. (Though he delighted his politically aligned doctor by answering, after a long pause, “I don’t remember his name, but I do remember I don’t like him.”) READ MORE

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