Dementia: The Epidemic of Our Time


If we don't find a cure or adequate treatments, the number of individuals impacted by dementia could skyrocket to nearly 14 or 15 million Americans by 2050.

Brent Forester, MD, MSc, shares more about the neurocognitive epidemic of our time: dementia. As the baby boomer population ages, we are starting to see a rapid escalation of individuals with neurocognitive disorders both in America and worldwide.

Dr Forester is the chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and medical director for Dementia Care and Behavioral & Mental Health Population Health Management at Mass General Brigham. He is also associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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