Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Recent predictions indicate it will affect one in 85 people globally by the year 2050.
There is no cure for the disease and as it continues to progress, it will eventually lead to death. Most Alzheimer's patients are diagnosed over 65 years of age. However, it can occur in people who are much younger.
Some doctors believes that there is a direct correlation between insufficiency of Estradiol (a hormone) and the development of Alzheimer's.
Gino Tutera, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how hormone insufficiency could lead to Alzheimer's disease.