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October 31, 2006


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This is promising. Have you heard about studies for people who are children of Alzheimer's and would you participate?

Mona Johnson

Hi Karma,

I think it will be up to "children of Alzheimer's" to push for more progress against Alzheimer's, in both research and care. I registered for the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (a registry of people whose parents have or had Alzheimer's). You don't have to be from Wisconsin to register. If you'd like more details, I wrote about this program at http://www.tangledneuron.info/the_tangled_neuron/2006/07/testing_for_the.html and http://www.tangledneuron.info/the_tangled_neuron/2006/07/the_wisconsin_r.html. Hope that's helpful.


Does this mean that daily intake of 1000 mg of Calcium, which is recommended for women, may increase the risk of Alzheimer's? My husband and I stopped taking our daily dosage of calcium when we read this study.

Mona Johnson

Hello Assal,

I don't think your calcium intake is necessarily related to the calcium level in your brain cells, but I'm not a medical expert. I think you should check with your doctor on this!


ed martinez

There must be a way to use micro-catheters to obtain samples of cerebrospinal fluid for amyloid analysis. Increased levels in blood may be a good or bad thing, depending on someone's particular hypothesis.
ed martinez


Very interesting, I'll have to ask my doctor about my wife's calcium intake, her parents both got Alzheimer's.

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