This is pretty ambitious, but we're all for ambition!
Especially when it comes to Alzheimer's.
The U.S. wants an effective treatment of the disease by 2025 — that means treating AND preventing.
For the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's, the Obama administration's first National Alzheimer's Plan to find better treatments for the disease and offer better day-to-day care for those afflicted will be a welcomed project.
Right now it's the sixth leading killer in the nation. By 2050, 13 million to 16 million Americans are projected to have Alzheimer's, costing $1 trillion in medical and nursing home expenditures.
AD is one of the scariest diseases we can think of, and wouldn't wish it on anyone. It's not only hard on those who have it, but those who have to take care of those who do.
We wish them the best in the quest for their goal, because we're going to need it.
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