Families, doctors look to fight Alzheimer’s Disease

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — More than five million Americans, including 23,000 in Rhode Island alone, live with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Tonight on Eyewitness News starting at 5, we’ll talk to a Rhode Island family who lost a loved one to early on-set Alzheimer’s, and a local doctor working on ground-breaking research for the disease which currently has no cure.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.

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