Cure Alzheimer’s Now is launching public relations effort for baby boomers at risk of the disease. Statistically one in 40 Floridians already has the disease and the state has twice as many cases as any other state. Cure Alzheimer’s is seeking three million dollars from state lawmakers to speed up promising research, which Dr. David Morgan of the Bird Institute at the University of South Florida says will lead to a way to prevent Alzheimer’s by the year 2020.
“We have been able to begin being able to recognize who is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia before they even get the disease. Until recently we could not not even diagnose alzheimer’s disease positively until a brain came to autopsy” says Morgan.
Testing is currently underway to detect chemicals in a persons brain. At the same time, drugs are being developed to treat the chemical. So far no one is promising a cure for those with the disease, but there is hope it can be prevented with the right screening and drug therapy.