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Fading Minds: Why There's Still No Cure for Alzheimer's


October 23 at 7 p.m.

From APM Reports: In the late 1970s, the newly formed National Institute on Aging redefined senility as a disease  - specifically, Alzheimer's disease. They said that with enough support they could find a cure, but after 40 years and billions of dollars, there is still no treatment.

In this hour, we hear from people who shaped early Alzheimer's research, explore promising dementia treatments that have received short shrift because it's hard to make money on them, and look at racial disparities in dementia and what they can tell us about why people develop cognitive problems as they age. Experts and reporting from states across the country are featured, including New York, Washington D.C, California, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri and more.