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New Dimensions in Alzheimer's with Leeza Gibbons

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Join us on September 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM EDT in recognizing World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The Federal Government is spending more than $100 billion per year for Alzheimer’s-related healthcare. In 2012, family and friends provided an estimated 17.5 billion unpaid caregiving hours. 

As one of the world’s leading Alzheimer’s researchers and director at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Pierre Tariot, M.D. is committed to finding medicines to “stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks.” Together with Eric Reiman, M.D., he is co-leading the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API), an international collaborative to launch a new era of Alzheimer’s prevention research by evaluating the most promising therapies. API is supported by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the University of Antioquia in Columbia and Genentech. Learn more about Alzheimer's prevention research at www.endalznow.org.  

In this episode, we’ll chat with Dr. Pierre Tariot about the latest advances in prevention research and explore what led him down such an ambitious path in medicine. Author and Pastor Bob Deits will also join us to relay his experiences as a caregiver who pursued clinical trials. We’ll wrap up by Leeza Gibbons joining us to merge medicine and miracles with heart-vested caregiving. She will share her personal walk through Alzheimer’s, as well as her mission of Leeza’s Place.

 

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