My dad (pictured above, with my grapdaughter and nieces) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a couple of years ago. With regular visits to the specialist and medication, the symptoms have slowed their progress. But, we know that it is inevitable that someday in the not so distant future, the disease worsen and eventually take his life. Right now, we are cherishing every moment we have with him.

When he was diagnosed, my siblings and I wandered if this would be our fate as well. According to researchers at the University of New Mexico, we might not have to worry about that. They have developed a vaccine to prevent Alzheimer's that has worked successfully on mice and now they are ready to begin human trials.

Because of the process of getting testing approval and the FDA red tape, the vaccine won't be available for many years. But, Alzheimers is something our children and grandchildren probably won't have to worry about.

[SOURCE: WTHR]

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