Research on Alzheimer's disease continues

05/21/2013 | National Public Radio

Scientists continue to struggle with finding what, exactly, causes Alzheimer's disease as the condition takes a growing toll on caregivers and the nation's budget. An upcoming nationwide clinical trial will investigate what happens in the brains of people who have amyloid plaque but not Alzheimer's to see if removal of the plaque can prevent disease onset. In the absence of a cure, early treatment, a healthy diet and intellectual stimulation can delay or lessen symptoms.

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