Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments Podcast: Is A Cure Closer Than We Think?

May 15, 2024

On the latest episode of the “Boomers Today” podcast, hosted by Frank Samson, founder and CEO of Senior Care Authority, neurology expert Dr. Budson M.D. is sharing the latest developments that could point to a functional cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for both patients and families. I know this from personal experience. Watching someone you love lose themself and what made them them, it’s heartbreaking. There’s a reason they call it “the long goodbye”. There’s no cure, and we know that things only get worse after diagnosis. However, thanks to the latest clinical research and treatment trials, things might be changing.

Find out more from medical expert Dr. Budson M.D. on the Boomers Today podcast hosted by Frank Samson, founder and CEO of Senior Care Authority, at         

Alzheimer’s: My Family’s Story

You know, for something so life-changing, it started out as a joke. Silly old dad, forgetting what he was going to say…again. Lost your keys? Silly old dad. Can’t work the new TV remote? Silly old dad. Just normal aging, right? But, when he asked me how the grandkids were doing four times in an hour, I started to get worried.

Fast forward just five short years and my dad doesn’t even know he has grandkids. I would give anything to tell him about our youngest’s soccer match four, five, six times in a visit and see him get excited about it every single time. But those days are long gone. Last time I went to see him, he didn’t recognize my face.

In juxtaposition to his relatively young age, my dad’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis came late. It advanced aggressively. And we lost precious time that we hadn’t even considered to be finite. It doesn’t always work that way. Many people go for years, decades even, with only mild or very slowly advancing memory loss and other symptoms. But there is hope on the horizon.

Getting The Information

In trying to find ways to cope with dad’s rapidly advancing condition, I turned to podcasts. One in particular has really given me hope for the future: Boomers Today, which is hosted by Frank Samson, founder and CEO of Senior Care Authority.

They recently had Dr. Budson M.D., an expert on neurology, Alzheimer’s, and memory loss, as their guest to discuss the latest research and discoveries around Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease affects millions of individuals worldwide, posing significant challenges for patients, families, and healthcare professionals. Despite decades of research, however, a definitive cure has remained elusive. But, according to Dr. Budson, recent scientific breakthroughs are offering renewed hope for those impacted by this devastating condition.

An Alzheimer’s Cure Is Close

Listening to the Boomers Today podcast, I was amazed to hear about the various facets of Alzheimer’s research being conducted by the world’s leading scientists, including recent discoveries of medications that can actually slow down the disease’s progression

The host, Frank Samson, did a great job of discussing some of the treatment options available and got some good lifestyle advice from Dr. Budson. I hadn’t realized that everything from our diet and exercise to socializing could have such a big effect on our memory.

However, the most revelatory point for me was the implications of early screening for Alzheimer's plaques which Dr. Budson shared. In just a few short years, we could have a blood screening test which indicates the presence of Alzheimer’s years, even decades, before any visible symptoms develop.

Doctors are also developing ways to remove the plaques forming in the brain, long before memory is affected. This could potentially act as a functional cure for Alzheimer’s disease.


All of this comes too late to help my dad; I’ve accepted that. But it gives me peace of mind to know that, thanks to this global research effort and the hard work of doctors and medical experts, my children may never have to suffer the soul-breaking sadness of seeing their father forget our life together.

If you or a family member is affected by Alzheimer’s and would like to learn more about the current research into treating the disease, listen to the Boomers Today podcast at  

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