Wiping Out Alzheimer's: The Race For A Cure Powered By Women's Brains

October 29, 2016

The Alzheimer’s tsunami is coming. More than 5 million Americans are currently living with the disease, and that number is expected to triple by 2050, placing a staggering burden on society. And nowhere does this burden weigh heavier than on the shoulders of women, who make up two-thirds of all Americans with Alzheimer’s, as well as the majority of unpaid caregivers for family and friends living with this disease. While a race for the cure is on, what can millions of Americans do today to prevent the onset of this debilitating disease? What does new research need to focus on? And what can be learned from women’s brains?
Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science,University of Arizona Health Sciences
Maria Shriver, Journalist; Founder, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement
Moderator:  Dr. David B. Agus, USC