Illinois accident lawyer and Chicago nursing home lawyer providing FREE information to help those in need. Posted on Sep 27, 2013
A new study underway at Washington University might be developing a new battleground in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a blanket term that applies to several related conditions with similar symptoms and, it appears, similar causes.
Until recently, little was known about the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. In most cases, people who began to show symptoms (or have the symptoms recognized by themselves or others) were already far along in the process. The recent discovery that a form of Alzheimer’s disease known as early-onset alzheimer’s disease has made new avenues of research possible.
Researchers are studying people who carry the genes that make early-onset Alzheimer’s disease a likely outcome. By studying them before they show symptoms, they might be able to find ways to slow or stop the progress of the diseases.
I think it’s important to note, for a moment, the incredible courage of regular people who are willing to be part of this study. Alzheimer’s disease does terrible things to the mind and body of those who suffer from it. Not only does it steal memories and personalities, it also causes weakness, loss of balance, the ability to speak, eat, see, and even swallow.
People live normal lives for years after their brains start to develop the proteins that block signals inside the brain. Those are usually the last happy years for a person because they don’t know what’s happening. The people who are part of this study are sacrificing those years for the betterment of everyone. Hopefully, this new study will help develop a cure.
In addition to the physical and mental afflictions caused by all types of Alzheimer’s disease, the condition also makes a person much more likely to be the victim of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect. A person with dementia is almost always assumed to be mistaken when they make accusations against an abuser, or claim to be receiving poor nursing home care.
If you have a loved one in a Chicago nursing home, and you feel they have been the victim of nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse, contact my law offices for a free and confidential evaluation of your case. At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle we never charge a fee unless we earn a recovery for you.