a special program of the National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA)
Guest: Dr. John Trojanowski, Chief, Alzheimers Center, University of Penn.
Topic: Understanding Alzheimers disease
Host/Producer: Steve Girard
NEMA: Understanding Alzheimers disease...coming up...
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>NEMA: Understanding Alzheimers disease is the key to finding a cure. This is Dr. John Trojanowski, head of the Alzheimers Center at the University of Pennsylvania...
TROJANOWSKI: It wasnt recognized as a specific disease tendency until this century, and we assumed for many, many years that it was a fairly unitary entity, but we now recognize as multiple variations on the disease, and also multiple causes for the disease.
NEMA: About 10% of victims develop a hereditary form of Alzheimers...other forms are sporadic, having more than one gene as the basis or cause...
TROJANOWSKI: All of these genes and the mutations are the product of research that has taken place over the last ten years. Theres really been a tremendous upsurge in new discoveries
NEMA: Next, well talk about some of the newest discoveries in the war against Alzheimers. Im Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.