The Center for Brain Health is among the first centers to focus on preventing Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related brain disorders.
For years, researchers and the healthcare community have sought treatments to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of disabilities in people with Alzheimer’s. Despite these interventions, society still faces staggering statistics:
- In 2015, an estimated 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a number that will at least double by 2035, when our children and grandchildren enter adulthood.
- The cost of caring for people with Alzheimer’s in America today is more than $200 billion. It is one of the most expensive diseases to care for and thus a tremendous burden on families, our healthcare system and our overall economy.
- Alzheimer’s disease does not just affect an older population. With genetic or other high risk factors, people may begin experiencing symptoms of onset as early as their 40s.
- While the risk of dying from stroke, cancer or heart disease has decreased, deaths from Alzheimer's disease increased 68 percent between 2000 and 2010.
Research has identified several factors that can reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The Center for Brain Health is acting on evidence and focusing on ways to prevent brain disease. Our team of specialists can identify your unique set of risk factors, based on your unique DNA, daily habits, current state of health and family history to develop and deploy medical and behavioral interventions proven to protect against neurodegeneration.