FutureTimeline is easily one of my favorite websites to follow. This article really took me off guard. I have this image of America in the 2040s, with people in their 70s, 80s, 90s, and 100s going about their daily life with these stylish hats that are actually actively warding off (and reversing) Alzheimer’s Disease. I get too excited every time I see development on the research front. But, even if it is in the early stages, it is exciting to see something show signs of actively fighting the disease. Most of the research I have seen focuses on stopping it–and even those are still in their infancy.
After watching my grandmother fight it for a decade and watching my mother take on the role of being a caretaker for a decade, I cannot help but be excited about incremental progress in this fight. It is a terrible disease and I cannot wait until we can fight back.