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Published on Mar 3, 2017
Alzheimer’s cases are growing at an alarming rate as our lifespan rapidly outpaces our “brainspan”. There are 5.4 million patients in the USA and as 71 million baby boomers head toward high risk age, Alzheimer’s could singlehandedly crush our healthcare system. The good news is that dozens of Alzheimer’s genes have been identified, and the opportunity for stopping this disease has never been greater. Rudy Tanzi discusses how he and others are doing just that. He is joined by chart-topping recording artist and actor Chris Mann for a performance of their anthem of hope, “Remember Me," that blazed the Internet in pursuit of a cure.
Dr. Rudy Tanzi, a Professor of Neurology at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital and was named one of the TIME100 Most Influential People in the World in 2015 for his groundbreaking research on Alzheimer’s disease.
Chris Mann is a critically acclaimed recording artist and actor who has performed over 700 times as The Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera" (Nat'l Tour) and on NBC's "The Voice".
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx