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Angela Rippon investigates Alzheimer's disease. She learns how people can help to prevent it, meets some of those who are living with it and explores her own risk of developing it.

Angela Rippon investigates the disease that took her mother's life and is now starting to affect her friends. She undergoes a series of tests to discover if she has any early signs of the disease and makes the difficult decision about whether to take a genetic test that could predict her future risk. Along the way, Angela finds out some of the surprising ways people can help to protect themselves. She discovers why getting a good night's sleep could help prevent Alzheimer's and how learning a new language might be more effective than any current drug treatment. Angela also visits a number of people who are living with the disease, including Bob, the husband of one of her oldest friends. She meets families that carry a gene for early-onset Alzheimer's and discovers how they could be the best hope of finding a cure for this devastating disease.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 Jun 2016 01:20

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Angela Rippon
Producer Dan Child
Director Dan Child
Executive Producer Jane Aldous

Broadcasts

  • Thu 19 May 2016 21:00
  • Tue 24 May 2016 23:45
  • Wed 25 May 2016 00:10
  • Wed 25 May 2016 00:15
  • Wed 25 May 2016 00:45
  • Fri 3 Jun 2016 00:50
  • Fri 3 Jun 2016 01:20

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