A new study links higher levels of key nutrients associated with the Mediterranean diet to more efficient brain connectivity and performance on cognitive tests in older adults.
In the last two decades, only four drugs have been approved to treat Alzheimer’s symptoms, according to a new report. “I’m very optimistic that within 10 years we’ll have a breakthrough,” said Dr. Doug Williamson of biopharmaceutical company Lundebeck.
Despite the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers, caregivers and advocates are optimistic about the future. “I see a treatment, it’s going to happen,” said William Klein, a professor at Northwestern University.
Last month, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel penned an op-ed detailing why he hopes to die at the age of 75. Chicago Tonight discusses the controversial article.
Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author Anna Quindlen shares her thoughts about aging in her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.