Moving Beyond the Shadow of Alzheimer’s Disease

Around 5.5 million people in the United States are victims of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.  It is the 6th leading cause of deathand is the only one of the 10 leading causes of death that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed.  10% of Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’sand one-third of Americans over age 85are afflicted with the illness.  Why is there still no effective treatment available?  What are the prospects for the next five-to-ten years?  And what can be done, while we’re waiting on a cure? We’ll provide the answers.