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Every September 21st each year is recognized as World Alzheimer’s Day.  Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that affects memory and impairs daily functions.  Alzheimer’s is the 7th most prevalent cause of death in the United States.  There is no cure although medications do appear to slow the progression at the early stage.  While most sufferers are in the elderly population, there are individuals under the age of 65 who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Early Onset Alzheimer’s is included under the Compassionate Allowances in Social Security Disability.  With this diagnosis and an application for benefits, an approval will be fast-tracked.  Early Onset Alzheimer’s is a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in a person under age 65.  Alzheimer’s Disease also meets a Medical Listing under Neurocognitive Disorders 12.02.  However, once a person reaches his/her full retirement age, the individual is no longer eligible for disability.

Alzheimer’s Disease onset usually begins with memory impairment, followed by learning and language deficits.  A person with Alzheimer’s may also exhibit depression, agitation, changes in personality and behavior, restlessness and withdrawal.  A diagnosis is made by clinical and family history and neuropsychological testing.  A clinical diagnosis can only occur post-mortem with a brain biopsy.

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One of the country’s leading hospitals is currently working on an Alzheimer’s vaccine that may be deliverable in the form of a spray.

A team of researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been working on a nasal spray vaccine that promises to not just slow the progression of symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in patients who have been diagnosed with the condition, but also possibly even prevent the disease. The team is soon set to start clinical trials of this vaccine. According to a statement by the Ann Romney Centre for Numerological Disease, the clinical trials will focus on whether the vaccine is effective in helping slow down the progression of symptoms in people who have been diagnosed with the condition. The trials will also help confirm if the vaccine can help prevent symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease developing in persons who are at risk of the condition.

The vaccine is based on an ingredient called Protollin, a substance that is currently used in vaccines. The substance serves to stimulate the brain and clear the beta amyloidal plaques that are linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The vaccine will be tested on persons between the ages of 60 and 85 who are currently experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

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