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Alzheimer’s Stalks a Colombian Family
YARUMAL, Colombia – Tucked away on a steep street in this rough-hewn mountain town, an old woman found herself diapering her middle-age children.
For generations, the illness has tormented these and thousands of others among a sprawling group of relatives: the world’s largest family to experience Alzheimer’s disease. Now, the Colombian clan is center stage in a potentially groundbreaking assault on Alzheimer’s, a plan to see if giving treatment before dementia starts can lead to preventing Alzheimer’s altogether.