Apr 28, 2012

Living with Childhood Alzheimer's

Is Cyclodextrin the answer?

Alzheimer's Reading Room

There are only 500 known cases world wide, 100 in the US. Slowly, these kids lose everything.

"All these little things that we take to function, you don't realize until they're taken away," says Laura.

The Hadley's decided they had to do something, so they started the Hadley hope fund - raising money for research. Recent scientific discoveries are giving them hope.

About a year ago the 14 and 11 year old were put on Cyclodextrin, an experimental drug that actually slows the disease.

Bryan states, "They seem to be holding their own, they're not degenerating any more."

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room