Every 66 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 5.5 million Americans are living with this disease, which steals memories and changes personalities. By 2050 that number could be as high as 16 million. On The Point, we talk about the hopes raised by promising new research, and about some innovative programs being offered on Cape Cod.
Dr. Rudy Tanzi is one of the guests on the program; he's the Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He's also the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and chairs the Research Consortium at Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Also in the studio is Melanie Braverman, Co-founder and Cultural Director of Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod.