Bioscience

Alzheimer

June 1, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The New York Times] – Tucked away on a steep street in this rough-hewn mountain town, an old woman found herself diapering her middle-age children.

At frighteningly young ages, in their 40s, four of Laura Cuartas’s children began forgetting and falling apart, assaulted by what people here have long called La Bobera, the foolishness. It is a condition attributed, in hushed rumors, to everything from touching a mysterious tree to the revenge of a wronged priest.

For more information: Alzheimer’s Stalks a Colombian Family