Alzheimer's disease is the seventh leading cause of death in American adults and affects an estimated 4.5 million Americans and 8 million more people world wide. Alzheimer's is most prevalent in people over 65 years old. Studies have also shown that elderly women have a much higher risk for Alzheimer's disease than men due to a drop in estrogen after menopause.
In many parts of the nation, fans are increasingly anticipating the start of football season. As I’ve mentioned before, concussions sustained during this sport can have long-term consequences. For instance, a study out of the University of California, Los Angeles published earlier this year linked concussions that were sustained by…