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Glen Campbell’s physician to speak at UK’s annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia

By Laura Dawaher Special to KyForward Many people think there’s never been a darker time for Alzheimer’s disease. There’s no cure, they point out. The field is littered with treatment failures; the last time the FDA approved a drug to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease was 2003. Dr. Ronald Petersen is adamant that this is wrong-headed thinking. “We learn even in...

Alzheimer’s News: Deaths much higher than thought; new blood test predicts disease

Thousands walked last September in the annual march to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s in Louisville. (Photo from Ky./Ind. chapter)   By combining the results of a study published recently in the journal Neurology and another published online this week in Nature Medicine, the Kentucky and Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association believe that up to a half a million deaths a year...