Last week my mother died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States because we haven’t funded the research like we have for heart disease or cancer. If you think you won’t get it because you don’t know of a family member that had it, you’re wrong. It’s not all about genetics. Just having a brain puts you at risk. If you plan to stick around until your Golden Years arrive, you’ve got about a one in two chance of having it.
Listen for 7 minutes while Dr. Samuel Cohen talks about why after 114 years we still don’t have a cure, or the ability to slow down its progress, but why he’s hopeful that we will: