In 1983, when President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer's. Today, that number has soared to more than 5.3 million. Alzheimer's is a dreadful disease, which takes a terrible toll on its victims, their families and their caregivers.
Joining us to discuss the latest information about Alzheimer's are medical director of the Memory Disorders Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Rhonna Shatz; and executive director of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Paula Kollstedt.
For more information about Alzheimer's, visit the Alzheimer's Association, Mayfield Clinic, Lindner Center of Hope, or MyALZspot. The Alzheimer's Association also provides a 24-hour Helpline: 1-800-272-3900.