Independent Panel Finds Insufficient Evidence to Support Preventive Measures for Alzheimer's Disease – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Experts explain Alzheimer’s disease as an irreversible, age-related brain disorder that develops over many years; the hallmark, in early stages, is memory loss.
Buckholtz: The major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is still aging.
Narrator: Dr. Neil Buckholtz is with the National Institute on Aging.
Buckholtz: It’s estimated that there are up to five million people in the United States currently with Alzheimer’s disease.
Narrator: Dr. Buckholtz adds that older people, especially those over 85, are the fastest growing group of people in the United States. For more about Alzheimer’s disease visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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