Foundation awards grant to NYU Langone to conduct innovative Alzheimer's research
New efforts to expand Alzheimer's research is under way on Long Island, and it'll be utilizing a different approach than some others.
David German's wife Linda was an executive in the garment industry. The couple from Watermill have been married for almost 30 years and they have a daughter and a lifetime of happy memories. But because of Alzheimer's, for Linda those days are forgotten.
"She had all these friends, a bubbly personality, now everything is gone," says German.
But now a ray of hope for those seeking a cure is coming in the form of a $250,000 grant from the Alzheimer's Foundation. It has been awarded to NYU Langone School of Medicine in Mineola to study the disease in a new and innovative way.
The study is different because instead of looking at the end stages of the disease, scientists will focus on the early stages. Dr. Allison Reiss will be at the helm of the research.
"It allows us to expand and look at the earlier stages where we can see subtle differences, where we can take advantage of to prevent the end stage result," says Reiss.
"It's too late for us, but I would love if nobody else went through it," says German.
NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is looking for participants who would be interested in taking part in the new Alzheimer's research. Those interested to click HERE for more information.