September 13th, 2011

Families urge action as US drafts Alzheimer’s plan

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Dementia is poised to become a defining disease of the rapidly aging population — and a budget-busting one for Medicare, Medicaid and families…"This is a unique opportunity, maybe an opportunity of a lifetime in a sense, to really have an impact on this disease," says Dr. Ronald Petersen of the Mayo Clinic, who chairs a committee that later this month begins advising the government on what that plan should include.  Additional coverage: Washington Post, Arizona Republic, Winston-Salem Journal, Sacramento Bee (Calif), ABC News, Metro Calgary

APLauran Neergaard, 9/13/11

Tags: Neurology

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