National Alzheimer’s Plan Sets Deadline To Treat Disease

A new national plan to treat and help families cope with Alzheimer’s disease.

FOX News Radio’s Lisa Lacerra reports:

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Announcing the first national Alzheimer’s plan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says “a lot more needs to be done and it needs to be done right now.”

The White House setting up a clock, ticking towards better treatment for the illness by 2025. While also offering help for those suffering today.

A website will provide families with information about dementia and where they can get help in their own communities. This summer, doctors and other health providers can start getting some free training on how to spot the early signs of Alzheimer’s and the best ways to care for those patients .

Lisa Lacerra, FOX News Radio.

Editor’s Note: The National institutes of health will spend an additional $50 million dollars on Alzheimer’s research this year.




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