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Alzheimer's Disease

This guide offers general information and resources for those interested in learning more about Alzheimer's Disease.

Films on Demand Service

There are a number of videos available on this subject, both on the internet and through our available databases. This page features some useful examples. For more, we recommend accessing the Films on Demand database.


Alzheimer’s ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. Join scientists as they untangle the cause of this tragic illness and go behind the scenes of major drug trials to discover the therapies that may slow and even prevent the disease.

Alzheimer’s is the fastest growing disease in the world’s aging population. Thirty million people around the world suffer from the condition. For the last 10 years, billions of dollars have been spent on trying to develop antibodies to vaccinate, or even cure, patients. But all of them have failed – until now. The search for a cure for Alzheimer’s has finally taken a revolutionary step forward. This film looks at the promising work on all fronts, from the scientists working on catching the disease at its earliest stages to the researchers working to understand the causes.

Using just peanut butter and a ruler, neuroscientists have devised a way to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer's in its early stages.