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Alzheimer's Research Pioneer Zaven Khachaturian On The Challenge Of A Generation

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Zaven Khachaturian, Ph.D, believes we can find a way to prevent Alzheimer's Disease by 2020 - if the nation commits to that goal and rallies the...

 Zaven Khachaturian, Ph.D, believes we can find a way to prevent Alzheimer's Disease by 2020 - if the nation commits to that goal and rallies the resources to achieve it. This widely recognized pioneer of Alzheimer's research compares achieving this goal to putting a man on the moon, or mapping the human genome. What once sounded impossible was accomplished in 10 years.  

I sat down with Khachaturian when he was in town for the opening of an art exhibit organized by neuroscientist and Lifespan executive Peter J. Snyder ("Interstice: Memory, Mind, and Alzheimer's Disease"). We begin our interview with an acknowledgement of the tragic human toll Alzheimer's is taking now. Are there, I ask him, signs of hope?

Alzheimer's Disease research pioneer Dr. Zaven Khachaturian on what it will take to prevent Alzheimer's by the year 2020.

Zaven Khachaturian is also Senior Science Advisor to the Alzheimer's Association, and Editor-in-Chief of Alzheimer's & Dementia: Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. He's recognized as the architect of the National Institutes of Health's research program on the neurobiology of Alzheimer's. 

Alzheimer's Research Pioneer Zaven Khachaturian On The Challenge Of A Generation
Alzheimer's Research Pioneer Zaven Khachaturian On The Challenge Of A Generation