NTX Magazine Volume 3 - Page 44

Industry Spotlight Education Brain doctor Professor James Hall, Ph.D., helps study Alzheimer’s disease at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. “Alzheimer’s disease is, in my opinion, the biggest health care crisis facing our country today due to the tremendous patient, caregiver and societal burden.” 42 pressure, could one day quickly diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and be an especially important tool for geriatric medicine. “Alzheimer’s disease is, in my opinion, the biggest health care crisis facing our country today due to the tremendous patient, caregiver and societal burden,” O’Bryant said. How important is this research? Considering 10 percent of Texas’ population is over 65 and about 333,000 are over 85, with 340,000 suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the third highest in the nation, it’s really, really important. For the thousands of families across the country and around the w ܛ