Colombia’s connection to Alzheimer’s research

Posted on May 12, 2015 • Filed under: Colombia, Latin America Health reported… A Colombian university is providing regular workshops on brain basics and genetics to grade schoolers from families who face a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s in the prime of life from a rare genetic mutation. The “talleres” set up by the University of Antioquia in Medellin attempt to prepare these youngsters for the all-too-frequent possibility of a mother or father starting to lose their memories just before the age of 50, marking the beginning of a relentless decline that results in their deaths 10 years or so later. Read Article

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