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The prevalence of diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are skyrocketing as our population ages and they threaten to bankrupt our economy if better treatments and cures aren't found.  5.4 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This number will triple to 16 million by the year 2050. Parkinson’s disease affects 1 million Americans, with at least 60,000 new cases occurring each year.

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    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved five drugs that temporarily improve Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.  
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 5 drugs that have proven to temporarily slow the worsening of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms for an average of 6 – 12 months…  
    • “A treatment breakthrough that delayed the age of onset of Alzheimer’s disease by five years and began to show its effects in 2015 would decrease the total number of Americans…  
    • A study of rasagiline mesylate in Parkinson’s disease patients showed improved motor fluctuations and other Parkinson’s disease symptoms.  
    • In a study of different treatments for Parkinson’s disease, results showed that the disease can be managed for up to 5 years with a reduces risk of dyskinesia.  
    • One study found that dopaminergenic therapies for Parkinson’s disease patients resulted in lower dyskinesias as well as lower incidences of freezing, drowsiness, and edema–resulting in better quality-of-life through symptom control.  
    • Recent studies suggest that a low-fat diet which is rich in fruits and vegetables may support brain health. Other studies suggest that remaining socially active and intellectually engaged may also…  
    • Some studies have indicate that the management of high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, overweight or obesity, and other cardiovascular risk factors may help avoid or delay cognitive…  
    • Studies have shown that active medical management of Alzheimer’s disease can significantly improve quality-of-life for the individual through all stages of the disease.  
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 5 drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. These drugs have been found to temporarily slow the worsening of Alzheimer’s symptoms for…  
    • Delaying the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease would reduce the projected number of people with moderate to severe cases of the disase to 4.4 million instead of 10.3 million…  
    • “If you or a loved one started exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease 12 years ago, there were no medicines for you to take. All you could do was hope–that…  
    • Medicines Allow Patients to Remain Independent Longer: New Alzheimer’s medicine delays need for costly home care  
    • Deep brain stimulation, an electrical signal delivered deep inside the brain, provides significant symptomatic relief for Parkinson’s patients whose medication is no longer effective.  
    • Donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor, has been found to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, delaying the need for nursing home care by an average of 30 months.  
    • A recent study showed that memantine, a medicine approved to treat moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s, significantly slows cognitive decline and reduces the need for caregiving by 45.8 hours per month.  
    • Willena is 75 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago Her daughter and primary caregiver, Wanda
      “Willena is 75 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago. Her daughter and primary caregiver, Wanda Richardson, believes that her mother went undiagnosed for at least 15 years…