Alzheimer's Cases Expected To Double; "We Are Cleveland" Volunteer Program
As Americans grow older, the number of cases of Alzheimer's Disease is expected to rise to more than double current cases. A new study out of UCLA projects 15 million people could have Alzheimer's Disease or its potential precursor--mild cognitive impairment-- by 2060. That's up from the current six million. There is no cure for Alzheimer's and researchers are working to untangle the mysteries of the disease to find better treatments. And if you love Cleveland and wear it on your sleeve---there's a new opportunity for you to show off your town to visitors and tourists.
Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health numbers: 216-445-9009 or 1-844-767-8629
Dr. James Leverenz, MD, Director, Cleveland Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Cleveland Clinic
Nancy Udelson, President & CEO, Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter
Kristen Jantonio, Communications Specialist, Destination Cleveland