Handicapping the NB Election/ Phone in: Alzheimer's.September 27, 2010 1:26 PM
Doctors have new tools to diagnose signs of early on-set dementia, and researchers are coming up with new ways to try to slow down or stave off Alzheimers.
Vote Early, Vote Often: The New Brunswick election campaign has been a tightly fought race. Liberal Leader Shawn Graham is trying to avoid cementing his place in history as leader of the first party since Confederation to be ousted after only one term in office. We were joined by political scientists Don Desserud, who teaches at the University of New Brunwick in Saint John, and Tom Bateman, who's at St.Thomas University in Fredericton, for their analysis of the campaign.
A Crippling Price Tag: But when it comes to dementia and Alzheimer's, there's a lot more at stake than money. There's an emotional and physical toll, for both the patient and their families, and those caregivers need support too.
But it's not all gloom and doom. Doctors have new tools to diagnose signs of trouble, earlier. And researchers are coming up with ways to try to slow down or stave off Alzheimers. Dr. Ken Rockwood is Professor of Geriatric Medicine & Neurology and the Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research at Dalhousie University. He answered all your questions about Alzheimer's.
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