At the beginning of this post, let’s take a listen and a look at Dr. Rudy Tanzi and actor and recording artist Chris Mann at a TEDxNatick meeting where he talks about curing Alzheimer’s Disease with Science and Songs. Alzheimer’s is growing alarmingly as our “lifespan” is rapidly outpacing our “brainspan”.
Let’s face it. In the U.S. only, there are almost 5.5 million Alzheimer’s patients as more than 70 million baby boomers are heading straight toward high-risk ages. So Alzheimer’s Disease alone could easily and singlehandedly crush the U.S. healthcare system completely.
But there’s also some good news. Dozens of our genes related to Alzheimer’s have now been identified, meaning the chances of stopping this terrible disease have never been any greater. Dr. Rudy Tanzi works at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard University and is world renown for his groundbreaking work and on Alzheimer’s disease.