The following script is from “The Alzheimer’s Laboratory,” which aired on Nov. 27, 2016, and was rebroadcast on Feb. 26, 2017. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shari Finkelstein, producer. Nieves Zuberbuhler, associate producer.
Nobel-prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez once wrote of a mythical town in the middle of the jungle whose residents suffer from a mysterious affliction that erases their memories. Today, in a region of Colombia called Antioquia, reality appears to be imitating fiction — in a way that may answer questions for all of us.
For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry, a registry anyone 18 years or older can sign up for. It provides news about Alzheimer’s research and trial opportunities that people may qualify to participate in. It’s led by the non-profit Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.
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