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Facing Alzheimer's Disease

Dan Cutrona

 Without a cure or a preventative, in the next 15 years Alzheimer’s is expected to exceed heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death, and could bankrupt Medicare.

Journalist Greg O’Brien was diagnosed four years ago with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Mindy Todd sits down with Greg on The Point to discusses his experiences, and his memoirOn Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s. Here's a link to Greg's BLOG.

Later in the hour Rudy Tanzi, Joseph and Rose Kennedy Professor of Neurology, at Harvard Medical School; Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Chairman of the research consortium at Cure Alzheimer’s Fundtalks about the latest research.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.