OSHR 3020 - Alzheimer’s Disease: Past, Present, and Future (PERK SERIES Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Alzheimer’s has been around since the beginning of humankind although it received its current name about 100 years ago. First thought to be a rare disorder of the relatively young, we know now that it affects about half of those over age 85 and 10% of those over 65.

Current treatments offer some mitigation of symptoms for many people with the disorder, but research suggests more promising ways to prevent or stall the disease itself in the future. Correlation studies suggest that many lifestyle factors - including participation in lifelong learning - likely reduce the risk.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.