Larry King will be hosting a one hour special program entitle “Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Epidemic”. It will air on CCN on Sunday, May 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm. Larry King and his guests will be looking at Alzheimer’s Disease, the cause, the symptoms, the research and how it is affecting the lives of so many people. There will also be information about participating in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s treatments, and medications that may slow the progression of the disease.
Alzheimer’s is now the sixth leading cause of death. According to the Alzheimer’s Association® 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, as many as 16 million Americans could be living with Alzheimer’s disease by 2050. As our populations ages, will it reaching the point where Alzheimer’s is considered an “epidemic”?