Jul 19, 2012

IViG Keeps Alzheimer's at Bay for a Decade for This Man

"This drug saved his life," said Karin Marder. "He's independent. He gets on the subways, bikes up and down the Hudson River, gets to go out with friends. He goes to the senior center twice a week. He does creative writing."

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

IViG Keeps Alzheimer's at Bay for a Decade
Jason and Karen Marder
As I started reading this story about Jason and Karen Marder I felt elated. As I read on, a wave of emotions filled my body. I couldn't tell what I was feeling. There were too many emotions to sort out.

I stood up and started pacing. I tried to sort out each emotion.

I couldn't help but think about Dotty. I started thinking about all the Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers all over the world.

I wondered what it would be like if an effective treatment for Alzheimer's became available?

As I started to type this article an enormous amount of emotion was unleashed from within me. I suppose it had to happen sooner or later, I was thinking about Dotty. It hasn't stopped.

If you have the time go over to ABC News and read, Case Study: IViG Keeps Alzheimer's at Bay for a Decade

When you finish come back and share your thoughts and feelings in the comments box below this article.

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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 3,711 articles with more than 309,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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