October 22, 2011

No time to waste against Alzheimer

There is no time to waste according to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) to fight AD.
So "NO TIME TO WASTE is the title of a specific, hard-hitting report full og recommendations on both care and cure to tackle Alzheimer's disease.

The report urges swift implementation of a national strategy plan on this growing public health crisis that threatens an increasing number of American families.

We needed a "bold but practical" approach and calls for formulating solutions within—as well as outside of—current government programs to ultimately "defeat" Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease, which results in loss of memory and other intellectual functions, currently affects more than 5.1 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death.

With advanced age the greatest risk factor for the disease, the incidence doubles every five years after age 65.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, based in New York, is a national nonprofit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families.

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