It's clear something has to change. But what?
Being able to diagnose CTE in living people could be a game changer.
The suicides of several high-profile professional athletes, beginning with NFL player Terry Luther Long in 2005, brought CTE into the public consciousness.
ALS attacks and kills nerve cells controlling muscles, leading to weakness, paralysis and, ultimately, respiratory failure.
Healthy blood vessels in middle age may help protect against cognitive decline.
The famed record producer, now serving time for murder, doesn't look like this anymore!
By Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, SWHR Interdisciplinary Network on Alzheimer’s Disease Member
Most people only live three to five years following an ALS diagnosis.
The signs are very similar to a stroke.