Added by PressRelease StaffWriter on August 13, 2011
Terminal diseases are horrifying, especially as one approaches the later stages of life. Alzheimer’s, an incurable terminal disease, is the most common form of dementia and is named after neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer who first described it in 1906. Alzheimer’s disease shows no mercy for its victims across the world.
Women are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s when compared to men and there is no standard procedure till date to identify or cure the disease completely. So what can a patient with Alzheimer’s really do? How can one become immune to the disease? What are the precautionary measures that one should take? And the questions go on and on. While there are many experts who have vast experience in identifying or treating it, there are few guides or other materials available online aimed at demystifying and humanizing the nation’s newest epidemic.
Dr. Rachel Schindler, a clinical disease expert and Vice President of Pfizer Inc, has recognized the need for a proper online guide that can help the patients and common people throughout the world to understand Alzheimer’s, recognize the early signs, and take the right course of action in order to begin treatment. Dr. Rachel is hosting an online series at wowowow.com which will focus on the most frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s followed by long and detailed answers and discussion.
wowOwow.com, which is word play for Women On The Web, is a free daily Internet website created, run and written by Lesley Stahl, Liz Smith, Joni Evans, Mary Wells, Sheila Nevins, Joan Juliet Buck, Whoopi Goldberg, Julia Reed, Joan Ganz Cooney, Judith Martin, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Jean Chatzky, Cynthia McFadden and Marlo Thomas. wowOwow encourages women who are experts in their respective fields to come forward and share their knowledge and is known for its wealth of information on various topics from culture and politics to social commentary and gossip.