Beyond the Headlines: Alzheimer's Disease

AIRDATE: Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 10:00AM
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Our show today focuses on Alzheimer's Disease. The Alzheimer's Association says the disease is a neurodegenerative disease, as well as the most common form of dementia. It causes memory loss. It can also affect behavior, speech, and more.

Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in America. Almost two-thirds of Americans with the disease are women. From 2000 to 2010, the death rate increased by 68 percent. This year, there are more than five million living with the disease. That number could triple if a cure is not found by the year 2050.

Studio Guests:

Peg Gleason
Lives with Alzheimer's Disease

Ed Gleason
Husband and Caregiver

Frank M. Longo, MD PhD
Professor & Chair, Stanford Neurology Department & Neurological Sciences
Memory Disorder Center: (650) 723-6469

Dale Bredesen, MD
UCLA's Easton Center
Buck Institute for Research on Aging SEARCH: Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Bill Fisher
CEO, Alzheimer's Association Northern California & Nevada Chapter

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