Losinski starts her article off with the statement that “564,000 Canadians currently live with a form of dementia”. And though dementia is a common risk for older people, recent breakthroughs in science are providing optimism for a cure. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis came up with a test that detects change in the brain that can lead to Alzheimer’s. A neurological change is hard to cure due to the challenge of getting past the blood-brain barrier. To open this barrier, an ultrasound they developed will use microbubbles and sound waves. The article goes on to provide prevention tips, saying that a healthy diet and life style is certainly one way to decrease the risk factor.
As an informative article, I think this article did a great job at including all the components readers would be curious about. The news value it falls under is impact. Knowing that science is learning more about dementia and the causes and possible preventions can one day prevent Alzheimer’s in hundreds, possibly thousands, of people. This information was broken up so readers could find the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, diet, and exercise. I think that for the type of article it was, it worked well!