Alzheimer’s Disease affects at least 1 in every 9 people over age 65. It
takes away your memories, your capacity for thought, and your ability to
live a full an independent life. In the last 50 years we have seen amazing
progress in the treatment of many diseases – heart disease, cancer,
HIV/AIDS…but there is still no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s…no
cure, and not even anything that reliably prevents or slows its progress.
Of the 244 experimental drugs tested from 2000 to 2010, the last new drug
approved for Alzheimer’s was in 2003, and it has modest effects at best.
It is the only one of the nation’s ten most common causes of death for
which there is no effective treatment.
BUT...guess what? Alzheimer’s is not a single disease. It is both
treatable and preventable. In this discussion we will look at the scientific
basis of Alzheimer’s – where it comes from and why it is so common. We
will look at the tests to identify what is causing cognitive decline or risk for
it, then look at how to fix each of the things that are broken in order to
reverse or prevent cognitive decline. We will discuss how to sustain these
improvements through your life, so that you can continue to enjoy the
bounty that you have worked so diligently to save.
Date and Time
Wed, Jun 09, 2021
9:30a - 10:30p MST