What exactly is Alzheimer’s disease? How does it differ from the sort of forgetfulness we often refer to as having “a senior moment”?  Dr. Constantine G. Lyketsos explains it all in terms that everyone can understand. An internationally recognized leader in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementia, Lyketsos also reflects in this episode on the fear that often accompanies any mention of the disease, the latest treatments for Alzheimer’s patients, and how the onset of dementia presents an opportunity for new relationships to evolve with a loved one.  His message is one of hope.

Dr. Constantine G. Lyketsos is the Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor for Alzheimer’s Research, and Chair of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.