Alzheimer's Cases Expected To Double; "We Are Cleveland" Volunteer Program

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As Americans grow older, the number of cases of Alzheimer's Disease is expected to rise to more than double current cases.  A new study out of UCLA projects 15 million people could have Alzheimer's Disease or its potential precursor--mild cognitive impairment-- by 2060.  That's up from the current six million.   There is no cure for Alzheimer's and researchers are working to untangle the mysteries of the disease to find better treatments.   And if you love Cleveland and wear it on your sleeve---there's a new opportunity for you to show off your town to visitors and tourists.

 

Resources:

Alzheimer's Association website

Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health website

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health numbers:  216-445-9009 or 1-844-767-8629

Destination Cleveland "We Are Cleveland" Volunteer Program

 

Guests: 

Dr. James Leverenz, MD, Director, Cleveland Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Cleveland Clinic
Nancy Udelson, President & CEO, Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter 
Kristen Jantonio, Communications Specialist, Destination Cleveland  
 

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