This week on the Down East Journal, a local non-profit in Greenville is using horses to treat people with physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. And, the latest attempt to survey the Neuse River for remnants of the Civil War ironclad CSS Neuse was scuttled this week. What archeologists hope to find when they FINALLY get on the water. Those stories and more, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
There's no cure and there's no effective treatment for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. But a recent study is offering a promising new method of slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's. The Department of Veteran's Affairs sponsored the study, which involved more than 600 veterans who were given high doses of vitamin E. According to the Associated Press, this is the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage. Dr.
Vitamin E may be a new therapy in slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with a Brody School of Medicine Physician about the new treatment and risks associated with consuming vitamin E in high doses. And, Spring is just around the corner. On the Garden Journal, the right and wrong way to prune shrubs and trees. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.