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Echo Press Editorial: Alzheimer’s: misunderstood and underreported

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How much do you know about Alzheimer’s disease? Not enough. Or the information you think you know may be wrong.

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released a report that noted that although the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., it is still widely misunderstood and underreported. Nearly a quarter of both men and women, for instance, agree with the mistaken belief that Alzheimer’s must run in their family for them to be at risk.

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