The Ongoing Battle Against Alzheimer's

The Ongoing Battle Against Alzheimer's

As part of our Mind and Body series: More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, but efforts to find new treatments for the disease have been disappointing. The ongoing battle against Alzheimer's disease.

An estimated 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. By mid-century, this number could climb to 14 or 15 million. Suffering is immense for both patients and their families and so is the cost. We spend close to $200 billion dollars every year for Alzheimer’s patient care and treatment. Demographic trends together with healthcare cost projections clearly put us on an unsustainable path. As part of our ongoing Mind and Body Series: please join us for an update on public and private research aimed at learning how Alzheimer’s progresses through the brain and the effort to find drugs that can slow or even stop the disease.

Guests

George Vradenburg

co-founder and chairman of USAgainstAlzheimer’s.

Dr. Scott Turner

professor of neurology and director of memory disorders program at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Neil Buckholtz

director of division of neuroscience at National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health.

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