In this very interesting Vsauce video, host Michael explains that before the past was recorded in written form, people relied on older people and their memory for accounts of history, noting that the memories of older people are just as valid and important today as they were in pre-writing times.
He goes on to explain that while many known diseases are in decline, the rate of Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise. As other diseases are cured, more people will die of Alzheimer’s in the future unless a cure is found.
Michael shares some fascinating facts about how the brain–and more specifically, memory–works and how Alzheimer’s disease affects a person’s memory. He also touches on some of the ways a person can help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s in later life.
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