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 As a coincidental aside, in the May/June issue of Today’s Caregiver magazine, we interview Dr. Claude Wischik, world-renowned Alzheimer’s researcher and proponent of the TAU theory of Alzheimer’s causation, who talked about the debt he owes to the families who have donated brain tissue to help his research. He thought that about 30 percent of the families would consent to his request, but the number turned out to be closer to 95 percent. Dr. Wischik says that he is always conscious of their deep generosity and their acts of kindness motivate him in a great way.

Like Dr. Wishick, I was greatly impressed with the positive responses to the concept of utilizing brain banks by the caregivers at yesterday’s event. One thing I learned is that if you are considering donating to a brain bank in your area, you need to make plans in advance. Contact your local Alzheimer’s Association for details.


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