It is improbable – a nice, elderly, sometimes confused grandma with dementia being handcuffed and placed under arrest. Even so, that very scene is happening at an astonishing rate among the elderly, over 100,000 of them, based on the latest stats – an increase of almost 30% in the past decade. Read More
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If you’ve spent any length of time with a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you know firsthand how frustrating and tragic the loss of memory can be. Experiences that impacted a lifetime gradually slip away into oblivion. And it’s been widely accepted that once these memories are gone, they’re gone for good. Read More
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UCSF’S Prusiner receives President’s National Medal of Science
Stanley B. Prusiner, MD Read More
UCSF Nobel laureate Stanley B. Prusiner, MD, UCSF professor of neurology and director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, today (Oct. 15, 2010) was named to receive the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for science and technology.
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