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Alzheimer’s — A New Look at an Old Disease
Posted By AARP Illinois On September 26, 2013 @ 8:15 am In Personal Health | Comments Disabled
Hi, everyone! AARP Illinois communications staff member Heather Heppner here to share with you a new video series on Alzheimer’s disease that features Dr. William Klein from Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.).
What do we really know about Alzheimer’s disease — a disease that affects more than 5 million  Americans? More than you might think. In this new five-part video series LG Taylor — filmmaker and founder of the science collaborative Neuro.Rapt  — explores Alzheimer’s disease with the help of Northwestern researcher William Klein. Klein founded Klein Lab  at Northwestern University and his work is dedicated to discovering the cause and developing a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Episode 1 – Where It All Began. This five-minute video explores the origins of Alzheimer’s, how the disease affects creativity  and imagination, and the emotional and financial toll of the disease.
Episode 3 – Why Toxins Build Up in the Brain and Can We Prevent It? In the third segment of this five-part series on Alzheimer’s Disease, Dr. William L. Klein ponders if there’s a correlation between diabetes, current environment and Alzheimer’s  disease.
Episode 4 – Who Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect?
Episode 5 – Discovering Therapeutics That Work and the New Path Toward Effective Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment In the fifth and final segment of this five-part docu-series on Alzheimer’s Disease: Dr. Klein covers: How do we get the young generation involved? With all of these hurdles, can we be optimistic about what’s on the horizon?
Did you know?*
*Facts provided by the Alzheimer’s Association 
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 5 million: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp#quickFacts
 Neuro.Rapt: http://neurorapt.com/
 Klein Lab: http://kleinlab.org/
 creativity: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/15/amy-goyer-music-therapy-as-a-tool-for-caregiver/ ?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL
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 dementia: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/03/cost-of-dementia-tops-157-billion/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL
 memory: http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-08-2012/memory-lapses-that-are-normal.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
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 Alzheimer’s: http://www.alz.org/
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 Alzheimer’s disease: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/21/sally-abrahms-making-sense-of-alzheiemers-9-books-for-kids/ ?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL
 Image: http://brain.aarp.org/?intcmp=AE-CONT-BHQ-REL-BL
 Are Heavy Metals Evildoers in Alzheimer’s Disease?: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/23/are-heavy-metals-evildoers-in-alzheimers-disease/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL
 What Causes Dementia? Anemia Is Part of the Puzzle: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/01/what-causes-dementia-anemia-is-part-of-the-puzzle/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS
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