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Alzheimer's Crisis Could Reach 16 Million By 2050; LeBlanc Shares How His Brain Is Affected

According to the Alzheimer’s Association , the disease has become a public health crisis in the U.S. For National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, WUWF is taking a closer look at the prevalence of the disease and the toll it takes on the brain of an individual who's been diagnosed with it. Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that University of West Florida biology professor Dr. Rodney Guttmann says has become far too common. “We have about 5 million people (estimated 5.5...

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