The Soaring Demand for Alzheimer’s Caregiving with Mary Ball (The Pulse Audio)

4/1/2016; 36 minutes

Nearly 5. 3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias today – and that number will rise to 16 million by the year 2050. The fatal, neuro-degenerative disease's long duration, costly care, and the absence of a cure or treatment will have dramatic effects on families, health care systems, as well as financial models in the years to come. Mary Ball, who serves as the president and chief executive officer of Alzheimer's San Diego describes collaborations among leading research organizations to generate treatments and cures as well as preventive measures. Recorded on 03/02/2016. (#30684)

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