Alzheimer's Prevention

Posted by Melinda Sweeney on 14 April 2016

I attended an event hosted by the Neurological Foundation last month aimed at educating the public on Alzheimer’s prevention. The Foundation invited a world leader in the field, Professor Gary Small from UCLA, to speak on the subject. Dementia is a major challenge to the health sector today, it is more of a burden on society than cancer and heart disease combined. About 10% of people over the age of 65 will develop dementia, and today there are 40,000 people in NZ suffering with this illness.

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