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Ask the Experts about Alzheimers
More than 30,000 people in S.E. Virginia have Alzheimers and the numbers are expected to increase rapidly as the population ages. There is currently no cure for the disease, the sixth leading cause of death, but research and treatments are progressing. Representatives from the Alzheimers Association, including Patricia Lacey, director of education, can answer your questions with the most up-to-date information about Alzheimers, its diagnosis, treatment and available support. Can't make the chat? Email your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org and go to www.dailypress.com/health and click on Archived Live Web Chats for the transcript.
By Prue Salasky
April 7, 2011