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Dec 4, 2014

Student Wins Science Fair With Monitor For Alzheimer's Patient

Fifteen year old Kenneth Shinozuka won the 2014 Scientific American Science in Action Award at the Google Science Fair. His grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's disease and will often wander off during the night. Kenneth created a sensor that will alert his aunt of his grandfather's movements. This allows his aunt to get a good night's sleep knowing she will be alerted if her father starts to wander.

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Scott

Jul 21, 2014

Research Promising for Alzheimer's Test

Historically, treatments for Alzheimer's disease have had a very poor success rate. Researchers feel that treatments would be more successful if the disease could be diagnosed earlier. Symptoms of the disease can take a decade to appear after it starts.

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