- By Dana Sparks
MAYO CLINIC RADIO
It's estimated that 5 million Americans age 65 and older may have Alzheimer's disease. And with an aging population on the rise, that number is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years. On this week's program, Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, has the latest on advances in treatment and the search for a cure. Also on the program, Dr. Amit Sood offers helpful tips on how to "unplug" with brief moments of stress-reducing meditation during even the busiest of days.
Myth or Matter-of-Fact: A definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can only be made after the illness has progressed for several years.
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