Alzheimer's disease is the cause of 60 to 70 percent of cases of dementia. Life expectancy after an Alzheimer's diagnosis is generally three to nine years.
Nutrition, activity, and social bonding may help those with Alzheimer's, but no medications have definitively proven to be effective. Treatments that may improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are currently being studied with some success.
This course will cover experimentation related to Alzheimer's disease and the most promising methods being studied to prevent its onset and/or ameliorate its symptoms.