A Deadline to Remember

Mar 28, 2012

Obama’s war on Alzheimer’s, last year, the president signed the national Alzheimer’s project act – which set in motion a plan to combat the degenerative disease that currently affects more than 5 million Americans, and costs more than two-hundred billion dollars in health-care costs.  Going forward, the financial stakes are even higher: the Alzheimer’s association projects the disease will cost the US over one-trillion dollars by the year 2050.   Now, a final draft of the Alzheimer’s initiative aims to curb those costs with ambitious benchmarks, which is making waves in the medical community.  Gary Stix is a senior editor at Scientific American, where he recently wrote about the response to the plan, and the current state of Alzheimer’s research. 

 Huffington Post Article

Alzheimer's group seeks $2 billion a year for research " from USA TODAY

Antioxidant Supplements of No Benefit in Preventing Alzheimers Disease  from Emax Health

Alzheimer's Costs U.S. $200 Billion a Year from The Fiscal Times