Saturday, February 21, 2009

Alzheimer's Is Like Cancer, say Scientists in California and France

With 24 million world wide diagnosed with Alzheimer's Related Dementia research continues finding a medication which would work earlier in the diagnostic process.

The article is here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/139793.php

Those of us familiar with the cause of AD (the plaque in the brain) keep hoping someone somewhere will "get lucky" and turn this thing around, but you know what?

It is a bit disheartening when one picks up a newspaper and reads one more story what "might work". I hope someone's keeping up with what isn't working and I suppose we can all breathe a sigh of relief that at least these men and women aren't quacks, right?

You know what else I've been thinking?

What if they made a drug which could make our brain function even better than before?

Remember the first part of The Six Million Dollar Man?

"We can make him better than he was! We have the technology!"

We'd have computer-like memories, Dudes and Dudettes! We could ace any test. We could be court reporters without stenography equipment. We could win the friggin' lottery!

Well, okay. I haven't figured out how we could win the lottery yet, but it's got something to do with probabilities and chances and stuff!

Enjoy your weekend and be safe!

Bill

1 comment:

Beth said...

I think if people were any smarter, they'd be damn dangerous!