CUC Breakfast: Alzheimer’s Disease and Your Immune System

It is common Knowledge that as baby boomers age, our population as a whole is getting older fast.  Many of us have experienced first hand friends or family who have suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.  As the nation’s population of aging Baby Boomers increases, the rates for neurodegen-erative diseases are skyrocketing.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease today. The medical world is working hard to come up with ways to better understand this disease and how it affects our brains and reduces our quality of life.  The Alzheimer’s Association projects that the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. may nearly triple by 2050, raising the nation’s annual cost of care from $203 billion to $1.2 trillion unless new findings pave the way for more effective medical treatments to prevent, slow or stop the disease.

At this month’s Citizens University Committee (CUC) breakfast we’ll have the privilege of hearing from a leading  researcher doing exactly that.  Dr. Monica Carson, UCR Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Sciences department will be our guest speaker on Wednesday, March 25th.  Here is a sneak peek at what Dr. Carson and her team are working on at UCR.

Join us for this month’s event.  The CUC breakfasts are always interesting and informative. Click here for an informational flier and information to reserve your spot.  Space is limited so we encourage you to make your reservations today.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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