An article released December 7, 2017 by NBC’s Health section reported: “In 2017, there were 3.65 million cases of clinical Alzheimer’s in the United States,” they wrote in their report, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: “We estimate that approximately 1.54 million (42 percent ) of the 3.65 million cases living today have late-stage clinical Alzheimer’s disease who need level of care equivalent to nursing homes,’ they added. “We predict by 2060, U.S. prevalence of clinical Alzheimer’s disease will grow to 9.3 million.”
Lisa Genova wields her ability to tell a story and her knowledge of the human brain to talk about medical conditions like Alzheimer’s in warmly human terms. Her writing, often focusing on those who are misunderstood, explores the lives of people living with neurological diseases and disorders. Lisa states: “Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny.” She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.