Over 1,000 religious take part in Alzheimer’s study
September 21, 2010
Some 1,150 members of religious orders-- priests, brothers, and nuns-- have taken part in a 17-year-old study to find treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s seventh-leading cause of death. The participants take part in annual cognitive tests and have agreed to donate their brains for autopsy after death.
“When I heard about this, I thought maybe I could help so other people would not have to go through this,” said Dominican Sister Christine Althaus.
- Donating bodies for Alzheimer's research (Our Sunday Visitor)
- Religious Orders Study (Rush University Medical Center)