More than a thousand dementia experts from around the world met in Washington this week to talk about how to prevent Alzheimer’s disease from becoming a global health crisis. Diane and her guests talk about top new findings and priorities for research and policy.


  • Stephen McConnell Senior vice president for advocacy and public policy at the Alzheimer's Association
  • Dr. Sam Gandy Director of the Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Thomas Jefferson University and professor of neurology, biochemistry and molecular biology at Jefferson Medical College. He serves as chair of the medical and scientific advisory council for the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Patty Smith Person with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, diagnosed at age 51.
  • Dr. Peter Davies Biochemist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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