Will we still worry about Alzheimer's disease in the next century? What a question! With the population of elderly expected to double by 2025, we'll be beside ourselves with worry--unless, of course, doctors figure out how to treat Alzheimer's or, better yet, prevent it. A quarter-century from now, the number of people suffering from dementia in the U.S. alone is projected to rise from 4 million to at least 8 million. "That will bankrupt our medical system financially and emotionally," says Bill Thies, head of medical and scientific affairs at the Alzheimer's Association. "Our only alternative is to develop effective therapies."...
Can We Forget About Alzheimer's?
Maybe not now, but the future is looking brighter
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