Dr. Sylvain Lesne, Assistant Professor and researcher at the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care, is studying molecules believed to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease, a growing problem with the aging population over 65 in the U.S., projected to double between 2010 and 2030.
The Minnesota Senate is considering a bill that would allocate $5 million in both 2016 and 2017 for dementia research. An additional $750,000 would be added in grant funding to help connect caregivers and patients with appropriate resources. The N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research was started in 2005. See http://www.memory.umn.edu for details. The Senate's bill is being authored by Senator Carla Nelson, R-Rochester.
"If we don't do anything with the aging population...we might arrive at a situation where we might bankrupt our health care system."
Dr. Sylvain Lesne, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and researcher in the N. BUd Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care at the University of Minnesota.
Source: Minnesota Daily, 2/3/2015