Early detection of Alzheimer’s — decades before symptoms show up — may be the key to beating a disease that plagues more than 5 million Americans. That’s one theme at an international conference on Alzheimer’s that wraps up Thursday in D.C. We’ll talk to local researchers and advocates about why African Americans are especially susceptible to the disease, how proteins in the brain contribute to its demise and what the prognosis is for finding a cure.

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  • Thomas Obisesan Professor of Medicine at Howard University
  • William Rebeck Professor of Neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Ana Nelson Vice President of Programs and Services at the Alzheimer’s Association

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