Facing Alzheimer's Disease

Aug 26, 2014

Greg O'Brien
Credit Dan Cutrona

 Without a cure or a preventative, in the next 15 years Alzheimer’s is expected to exceed heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death, and could bankrupt Medicare.

Journalist Greg O’Brien was diagnosed four years ago with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Mindy Todd sits down with Greg on The Point to discusses his experiences, and his memoir On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s. Here's a link to Greg's BLOG.

Later in the hour Rudy Tanzi, Joseph and Rose Kennedy Professor of Neurology, at Harvard Medical School; Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Chairman of the research consortium at Cure Alzheimer’s Fund talks about the latest research.