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The Latest on Alzheimer’s Disease: What Researchers Are Learning About the Disease

Medical experts share their new reports and findings on this disease, plus, how you can help raise awareness and support for research.



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Researchers are working hard to find a cure to Alzheimer's disease, which affects more than six million Americans, and is the sixth leading cause of death for adults in our country. Through their efforts, new research and studies have proven helpful in ways to prevent the disease and even possible treatments.

We learn about these findings from our panel of medical experts who discuss possible contributing factors, ways to prevent the disease, and the latest information on efforts to find treatments and a possible cure.

We also discuss the 90+ Study, which studies people over the age of ninety, how they live to that age, and whether their minds show any signs of decline. We also talk with a participant of this study who shares her thoughts on longevity.

If you would like to help raise awareness and support for Alzheimer's disease, donate or register for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a fundraising event sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. It's the largest fundraiser and awareness event for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

The Houston area event takes place on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the University of Houston's Lynn Eusan Park. Registration and arrival is at 8:00 a.m., and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. This dog-friendly event will feature a walk, a DJ, kids area and vendors. For more information click here.

Baylor Medicine and the Alzheimer's Association host their 2022 Update on Alzheimer's Disease presentation on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. CT. The event will feature Melissa Yu, MD, FAAN, and Chi-Ying Lin, MD, MPH To register for this virtual event, click here.

For emergencies call the Alzheimer's Association's 27/7 Help Line at 800-272-3900.


Christine Howard

  • Houston Walk Manager, Alzheimer's Association

Dr. Ahmad Sajjadi

  • Cognitive Neurologist
  • Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology, University of California Irvine

Dr. Melissa Yu

Marlene Frederickson

  • Participant in 90+ Study

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