It’s a hard subject for Sen. Bob Menendez — his mother’s 18-year battle with the memory-ravaging Alzheimer’s disease.

“And there were times when I wondered whether she would recognize me the next time that I walked into the room,” he said.

New Jersey’s senior senator came to Rutgers to tour the Neuroscience and Cell Biology Department where researchers — led by Dr. Federico Sesti — say they’ve found a way to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s in its early stages.

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