June 4, 2010
Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia worldwide, and it affects 1 out of every 4 people over age 75. In the United States alone, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to increase from 4.5 million today to 14 million by 2050.
But these figures represent only a fraction of the total human impact caused by this disease. In addition to robbing patients of their memory, cognition, and personality, Alzheimer’s disease is equally catastrophic to the families and caregivers of those afflicted with this progressive – and ultimately fatal – condition.
In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Howard Fillit, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and an internationally recognized expert in Alzheimer’s disease and geriatric medicine. Be sure to join us in this timely and informative discussion of Alzheimer’s disease and the current state of research and development in this critical area.