Vsauce Takes on Alzheimer’s and the Brain
I’m very impressed and thankful that Michael made this video. Give it a watch. You’ll learn what we know about this disease, and a lot about what we don’t know, but also how Alzheimer’s fits into the brain’s normal functions of memory and thought.
Alzheimer’s is something that has affected or will affect so many of our families, and despite great progress in research, treatment options still remain limited. Our parents and grandparents and great-grandparents carry irreplaceable memories, singular experiences written in synapses and flesh that can never be replicated. But they can be retold and passed on to us. Technology progresses, and we develop new means of archiving the now for the future, but memories are still the most valuable chronicle of our lives and our culture, and we should do everything we can to preserve and heal the brains that carry them.
Visit the Alzheimer’s Association to learn more.