Neuroscientist Predicts 'Much Better Treatment' For Alzheimer's Is 10 Years Away

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says that while a certain amount of memory loss is a natural part of aging, what Alzheimer patients experience is different. (Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says that while a certain amount of memory loss is a natural part of aging, what Alzheimer patients experience is different. (Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

"Losing your keys, forgetting where you put your glasses, is completely normal," Joseph Jebelli says. "But when you find your glasses and your keys and you think, 'What are these for?' — that's a sign that there's something else going on, that it's not just a memory loss."

Though there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, Jebelli is optimistic about current research involving neural stem cells and cell regeneration. Learn more about how the brain changes with age and some treatments Jebelli suggests in WBFO.