Rob Lowe Hosts an Upcoming Episode of the "Success Files" Series on Alzheimer's Awareness

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The educational program created for PBS Member Stations will discuss the prevalence of the disease.

"Success Files," a short- and long-form documentary style show featuring host Rob Lowe, explores the world of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a disease estimated to affect the lives of more than 5 million Americans living with the disease. This according to information published by the Alzheimer’s Association, a leading voice in the fight for cure and research into the disease, its causes, and impact on sufferers, as well as family members, caregivers, and the community.

The disease develops at a rate of 1 new case every 66 seconds. Alzheimer’s is known to be the sixth leading cause of death for all ages, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), based in Atlanta, GA. The CDC has also found that the death rates attributable to the disease have grown 55 percent from 1999 to 2014.

Alzheimer’s accounted for 3.6 percent of all deaths in the United States in 2014, and for persons age 65 and older it is the fifth leading cause of death. The show looks at the disease and what the scientific and research communities know in terms of cause, morbidity and mortality rates, as well as advances today to combat the debilitating effects of the disease.

"Success Files" is an award-winning, independently produced program hosted by Rob Lowe containing educational content that is high in its clarity and emotion. It is distributed for airing to PBS Member and Public Television stations.

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