This is breaking news - scientists have discovered a chemical that can halt the activity of prions which alter proteins and cause cell death in these diseases. But its use in humans is at least 10 years away.
I wonder if the reporters who splash these headlines have any idea of the effect this has on sufferers. My OH has PD and, for the first time in ages, has been in tears this morning as he knows this research will be too late for him; and it has highlighted his decline and the horrifying fact of the cell death that is going on.
I am delighted that this research is taking place, but it is painful to have a ray of hope dangled in front of you and then snatched away.
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