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In Depth (Life Line: Alzheimer's Disease) #638241

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 03, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) The cost of caring for people with Alzheimer's disease examined; details given of concerns that caring for Baby Boomers who develop Alzheimer's will bankrupt Medicare; statistics cited. [Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Dr. Richard MAYEUX - says the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease increases with age.] [In Riverdale, New York, Social worker Cidalia LUIS - says more help is needed.] [Daughter Marlene OLONGI - asks what will happen to her when she grows old.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Alzheimer's patient John Wagner. [WAGNER - says the disease came on quickly; says he has returned to work; says he has no pain; talks about making the best of life.]

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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