Dialogue: Alzheimer's In Tennessee

Oct 5, 2015

Credit Allen Institute for Brain Science

As America’s baby boomers continue to age, Alzheimer’s disease becomes a greater concern for the health care system, lawmakers and the public. It’s the sixth-leading cause of death among people 65 and older. It’s estimated that 110,000 Tennesseans suffer from Alzheimer’s and its effects, and that number is projected to increase more than 27 percent over the next ten years. And there is no cure.

In this edition of Dialogue, host Brandon Hollingsworth is joined by Sunny Biden and Angelia Jones of the Alzheimer's Association. They discuss what we know – and don’t know – about Alzheimer’s, and its effects here in Tennessee.