Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and by many accounts will be the defining disease of the baby boomer generation (link). There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer’s can occur in much younger people. In 2006, there were more than 5 million Americans with AD. On average, the life expectancy following diagnosis is approximately seven years, during which cognition will decline. There are no available treatments that stop or reverse the progression of the disease. The determining factor for this prize is the efficacy of techniques or medications that halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Public Donation Record
|Joan Sittard||$50||For Alvin Barber|
|Alexander Neary||$10||The first donation for this Cure Prize|