Alzheimer’s Disease 2021: When Will a Cure Come Along?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It progressively impacts a person’s memory, judgment, language, and independence. Once a family’s hidden burden, Alzheimer’s is now becoming a dominant public health concern. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and that number is estimated to triple by 2050.
What is Alzheimer’s disease and how is it different from other types of dementia? How early can we reliably detect the disease? Are there new drugs on the way for dementias? What research related to Alzheimer’s disease is underway at Rutgers? In this virtual event, William Hu, chief of cognitive neurology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will discuss known risk factors, modern diagnostic tools, recent drug developments, steps you can take to improve your brain health, and how you can join our programs to better understand the brain.