As the population ages, so does the incidence of devastating cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Thomas Belt joins us in this latest post to HealthConnection.TV to talk about the future of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
For a local resource on Alzheimer’s Disease, visit the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County.
Why are we seeing what appears to be an explosion in the number of people developing Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? (first question)
What are the current treatments for these diseases and how well do they work? (skip to 0:58)
Why haven’t we been able to develop better treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? (skip to 1:41)
What kinds of research are showing the most promise in developing better treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? (skip to 2:30)
When do you think we’ll see new drugs to treat Alzheimers? (skip to 3:22)
What is the link between high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes and lowering the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? (skip to 4:20)
What can we do now to reduce our risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia? (skip to 5:33)