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are many different types of medication that can slow down the onset of Alzheimer?s disease, but estrogen has proved to work with the best. Although ERT can be potentially harmful, the benefits definitely outweigh the cost. In the future, perhaps estrogen will be a popular household medicine. Researchers are thrilled about this somewhat new therapy and are looking forward to more studies. Already many studies such as the ones discussed have already been performed and results are excellent. Study after study has proven how great ERT fights against Alzheimer?s. These studies are fairly accurate because of the large percentage of women who were tested. Although all of the studies were done mostly on women, estrogen can help men as well. Even though estrogen may be the miracle drug we

have been searching for in the fight against Alzheimer?s, the cause of the disease is still undetermined. Hopefully, with more research and experiments the cause of the disease will be discovered as well as a means of prevention. Much of what we know today about Alzheimer?s disease is frightening and discouraging, but there are some rays of hope in the generally bleak picture. The recognition that severe confusion and memory loss in older people are symptoms of a disease and not natural consequences of aging is a promising sign for the future. A disease can be cured or at least treated, wheras ?senility? can only be accepted and lived with. If the cause of Alzheimer?s disease is eventually discovered and an effective treatment developed, then millions of older people will be able

to spend the final years of their lives mentally alert, independent, and whole. Until that day comes, victims of the disease and their families deserve our understanding and deepest sympathy. They are carrying a very heavy burden. Bibliography Bonn, Dorothy. ?Estrogen Offers Protection in Alzheimer?s Disease.? Lancet. 349.9069 (28 June 1997): 1889. 4 October 2000 : fel=1:%3Asessionid=4303:8:entityChkscreen=9:bad=html/Errormsg.html%3A=0482445? %26t. Cohen, Donna, and Carl Eisdorfer. The Loss of Self. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1986. ?Estrogen Cuts Risks of Alzheimer?s.? Science News. 7 September 1996: 154. Fackelmann, Kathleen. ?Forever Smart: Does Estrogen Enhance Memory?? Science News. 147.5 (4 February 1995): 74-75. 4 October 2000 . Frank, Julia. Alzheimer?s Disease:

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