How Can We Help to Stop the Growing Numbers of Those Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s?

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Alzheimer's is not an essential part of aging — it's a disease. As of 2016, more than 40 million people are afflicted by Alzheimer's, and by 2050, every second person over 80 years old is expected to be afflicted. In this video, Alzheimer's researcher, Samuel Cohen talks about how although there is currently relatively little that can be done to prevent, cure or slow the disease down, with more research and study on normal mental function in old age, a cure is possible. Significantly less money and time has been spent on Alzheimer's research as compared to other diseases. Research in cancer and AIDS has benefited from awareness initiatives by patients and relatives, and it's time to push for the same in Alzheimer's.

»Watch as one woman — who lost her mother to the disease — explain how she is running marathons to help fund Alzheimer’s research»

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The Alzheimer's Site is a place where people can come together to support those whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer's disease. In addition to sharing stories of hope and love, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on the purple button to help provide care for those living with Alzheimer's disease and research for a brighter future. Visit The Alzheimer's Site and click today - it's free!