WAMC Speakers Corner
10:48 am
Fri September 19, 2008

Alzheimer's Forum 9/18/08

Albany, NY – "Current Trends in Alzheimer's Research," moderated by WAMC's Alan Chartock.

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disease which causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and currently has no cure. Over 5 million Americans suffer from this disease and that number will continue to increase with the increase in older adults. Until medical science discovers how to prevent this devastating epidemic, we must strive to diagnose people in the earliest stage when medications and other therapies are most effective. Audience members will learn how to differentiate early Alzheimer's disease and dementia from normal aging memory as well current treatment strategies for each.