Why is Alzheimer's disease on the rise?

Judith London, MD
Psychiatrist (Therapist)
The older we get, the greater the probability of developing Alzheimer's. After all, all parts of our bodies become more vulnerable as we age. However, a healthy lifestyle can delay the onset - and the longer the delay, the better our quality of life and the greater the chance that better treatment will surface.
Dr. Rudy Tanzi, PhD

Alzheimer's disease increases with age, and Americans are living longer than ever. In this video, Dr. Rudy Tanzi shares his thoughts on this growing crisis.

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