Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts

SciTech Now – Washington U Research Study

Previously Aired: Feb. 10, 2016

Washington University Medical School is leading a study that could lead to the prevention or cure of Alzheimer’s disease.  Experimental drugs are being tested on people with a rare genetic trait that causes the onset of the devastating disease in the prime of their lives.

Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. This powerful documentary illuminates the impending social and economic crisis for America unless a cure for Alzheimer’s is found.

Originally aired Wednesday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.

Stay Tuned - Alzheimer’s

Five million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but that number is expected to grow by 50% in less than 15 years.  Join us Friday night at 7pm on NinePBS as we take a look at Alzheimer’s research and the impact of this devastating disease with: Dr. Beau Ances from Washington University School of Medicine; Dr. George Grossberg from Saint Louis University Medical School; Stacy Tew-Lovasz, President of the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis; and Lisa Baron, the Founder and Executive Director of Memory Care Home Solutions.  Facing an expected explosions of Alzheimer’s cases in the near future and without any viable cures, every minute counts.  

Originally aired Friday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine PBS

SciTech Now – Brain Scan

Researchers at Washington University are using a new imaging tool to better understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. A recently developed chemical agent used in PET scans shows the buildup of tau protein in the brain in living patients, which will aid in early diagnosis and drug trials.

Originally aired Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. on Nine PBS

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