Despite very public Alzheimer’s disease public set backs of late, Alzhiemer’s Association senior director of medical and scientific operations, Heather Snyder,  wrote in the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a growing number of diversified research programs are moving the needle on our understanding of potential paths toward prevention or a cure. Over 5.8 million may face Alzheimer’s disease making it the 6th largest cause of death in America.  Ms. Snyder reminds the reader it is the only top 10 disease that the medical community doesn’t know how to prevent or treat.

An estimated 5.8 million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease as of March, making it the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States; the only disease in the top 10 the medical community doesn’t know how to prevent or treat. More than 140,000 Virginians have the disease. Snyder reports “the science is moving faster.”  She notes Alzheimer’s research has grown from $448 million in 2011 to $2.3 billion in 2019. Follow the link below to read the entire editorial.

Source: https://www.richmond.com

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