Free Online Series Explores Alzheimer’s, Treatment Challenges and Ways of Lowering Risk

Free Online Series Explores Alzheimer’s, Treatment Challenges and Ways of Lowering Risk
An upcoming and free web-based documentary series explores why efforts to develop an Alzheimer’s therapy are so challenging and often end in failure, and how individuals can lower their disease risk. The multi-part series “Alzheimer’s — The Science of Prevention,” opens globally on Oct. 9 and runs through Oct. 20. It’s hosted by the neurologist and author David Perlmutter, and features discussions with some 20 Alzheimer’s experts. “Over the past several decades the world has witnessed some incredible advances in medicine, but unfortunately, as it relates to brain degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s, there has been very little progress,” Perlmutter said in a press release. “Alzheimer’s disease now represents a global epidemic with more than 5.8 million people being diagnosed with this incurable disease right here in America.” While some medications can help to ease symptoms and possibly slow disease progression, Alzheimer’s has largely confounded scientists seeking more effective treatments, let alone a cure. Still, research shows that healthy lifestyle choices — including a balanced and nutritious diet, and sufficient sleep and exercise — benefit the brain
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