Today on this special post show edition of MD-VOD, Dr. John Kennedy is joined by board certified neurologist, Dr. David Kheradyar to answer your facebook and twitter questions on Alzheimer’s disease. Together they examine the cause of Alzheimer’s, who is at risk, the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and available medications, treatments and therapies. They further discuss the consequences and the realities of living with Alzheimer’s disease, including insurance coverage and related costs.
Today, as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease. It is the most common form of dementia among the elderly. Alzheimer’s is caused by plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. This leads to a degeneration of certain centers of the brain, primarily the ones responsible for memory.