Untangling Alzheimer's With David SuzukiStreaming Video - 2014
A medical investigation driven by David Suzuki's journey to understand the science of Alzheimer's and the surprising new insights into its cause, "Untangling Alzheimer's" gives viewers a rare glimpse into his personal life and family history-his mother, aunt, and two uncles died of the disease. Audiences join David on an intimate journey as he explores the newest medical research breakthroughs as well as his own chances of contracting the condition. Scanning imagery can now reveal beta amyloid proteins that accompany symptoms. Electrodes implanted in the hippocampus can stimulate memory in patients, slowing or improving cognitive decline. One doctor has identified links between insulin resistance and Alzheimer's, suggesting "type 3" diabetes. Finally, a family with a rare hereditary form of early onset dementia participates in a trial attempting to develop a preventative treatment.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Earth-Touch USA, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: STREAMING VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (44 min. 29 sec.)) : sound, color