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Category Archives: Mental Health

Alzheimer’s Prevention or a Cure?

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Recently PBS aired a program on Alzheimer’s research that I watched with great interest. As a lecturer and author, I’ve been asked for years if there will ever be a cure or a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? My answer is always short and not so sweet; prevent? yes, cure? no. The title of the program was “Alzheimer’s-Can It Be Stopped?” Not cured, stopped. Just so we all understand each other, I’ll remind you that I am not a clinician. I certainly understand the clinical side of this insidious disease as I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk with researchers, geriatric psychiatrists, geneticists and neurologists, including a couple that were featured in this PBS Program.

One of the things I think is so valuable about a quality documentary like this is that you’re going to gain insight into this illness directly from those that are in the trenches as caregivers or sufferers.