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UCI researchers lead study for drug to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s
Orange County Register

Michelle Jones saw her grandmother suffer the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease for a decade. “When she died (in her mid-80s), she was like a baby in a diaper,” she said. “My grandfather took care of her through it all. But it was a significant challenge.” That motivated Jones’ mother to do her part in helping find a cure. Despite having no Alzheimer’s symptoms, she has been participating for the past two years in a national study that is testing an experimental drug designed to prevent rapid degeneration among patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s symptoms, primarily increased memory loss and cognitive decline.