The Methodical Science of Running to #EndALZ

Please Read – Dr. Steven Barger – The Methodical Science of Running to #EndALZ – Jack Fussell is an inspiration to us all!

Walking around America


by Dr. Steven Barger
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Professor of Geriatrics, Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, and Internal Medicine

Research into the causes and potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease has been as complicated as the disease itself.  Patti Davis borrowed the phrase “The Long Goodbye” in describing the decline of her presidential father, and for good reason:  This horrible affliction robs families of their dearest members with agonizing progression and frustration.  And for researchers, it has for over a century hidden behind a shroud of mystery that is due partly to the complex nature of the brain itself.  President Obama recently announced a funding initiative that will direct $100 million toward mapping the functional connectivity of the brain.  A small fraction of this money will be applied directly to Alzheimer’s itself, but the general insights that arise from this effort may also help indirectly by illuminating the tapestry of…

View original post 890 more words


About Richard Kenny

My Mom has Alzheimer's and I help my Dad with caregiving!
This entry was posted in Alzheimer's. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s