Alzheimer's Disease - June 11, 2014

Tackling dementia beyond our borders

Most of us know of a family member, friend or loved one who suffers or suffered the slow ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, or know someone who has cared for an Alzheimer’s patient.

Disease touches whole families

Alzheimer’s disease has touched millions of American families. However, most of us are probably unaware of the statistics behind the disease — and the significant public health threat it poses to our nation.

A tipping point on Alzheimer’s disease

I lost my mother to Alzheimer’s disease in 1999. At the time, 4.5 million people aged 65 and older were diagnosed with the disease. This year, 469,000 Americans in the same age group will develop Alzheimer’s.