July 27, 2014

9News - Colorado doctor researches Alzheimer's at CU

According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's disease is a cognitive disease that affects the memory, thinking and behavior of over five million Americans, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and approximately 500,000 people each year die from the disease.

"In Alzheimer's disease nerve cells are lost," said University of Colorado Hospital's Dr. Jonathan Woodcock. "As these symptoms happen, people have problems with memory, with judgment, difficulties recognizing things that have been familiar to them in the past and trouble with recognition visually."

Dr. Woodcock specializes in the memory and dementia clinic. He is working to help people cope with Alzheimer's disease.