Sunday, December 28, 2008

Can Baby Boomers Dodge the Alzheimer's Bullet?

For the last five years I have been caring for my mother--she suffers from Alzheimer's disease. During this time, I read most of the books on this subject and thousands of articles. This is my 456th article about Alzheimer's. I lost track of the number of doctors and specialists visits I attended with my mother. I spent thousands and thousands of hours thinking about Alzheimer's. I lived Alzheimer's from the front row for more than 45,000 hours.

I am a baby boomer and I think about what Alzheimer's could do to my generation. Current statistics indicate that ten million baby boomer's are likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease in the future. Of course, a cure or preventative treatment might change these numbers. Might.

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