This blog is for those who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease,
FTD and forms of dementia, caregivers, friends and medical professionals that want to share their feelings, thoughts, encouragement, vent and open how they cope with this disease. I was diagnosed in 2004 with the early stages, and quite frankly it scared the beegeebees out of me. 2007 PET SCAN confirmed all.
In just five days, President Obama will deliver the
State of the Union address. Washington and the nation will pause to hear the
president’s vision, and we need him to publicly commit to stopping Alzheimer’s.
The nation already has adopted a national plan that sets as goal one preventing
and treating Alzheimer’s by 2025. But this is now just 10 years away and much
President Obama could issue a “moon shot” for ending
Alzheimer’s, like John F. Kennedy did for a moon landing in 1961. But it won’t
happen absent a relentless push by those impacted by this dreaded disease.
Help us plant a flag for ending Alzheimer’s by
adding your voice now. Join with our USAgainstAlzheimer’s networks and thousands
of activists nationwide to encourage the president to address Alzheimer’s during
The annual global cost of treating Alzheimer’s in
2010 was an estimated $604 billion – one percent of global GDP. Without
new treatments, the number of Alzheimer’s cases and its associated costs are
predicted to quadruple in the next 40 years.
That’s not even mentioning the personal toll it
takes on families. More than 5 million Americans suffer from this cruel,
unforgiving disease, and their loved ones suffer along with them.
We can’t wait for action. If we are going to stop
this terrifying trajectory, we need to get bold. We need leadership.
President Obama has a chance to cast a
vision for ending Alzheimer’s during his speech. We need to let him know how
important it is that he does.
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More than 400 leading Alzheimer's
researchers agree that we can prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025
– and it could even be sooner if critical investments and reforms are made. We
must SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE funding for Alzheimer's research in the next 5 years
and we must DRAMATICALLY SHRINK the time it takes to get new, safe therapies to
USAgainstAlzheimer's is a community
of enraged and engaged individuals who have been touched by Alzheimer's disease
and are committed to achieving the bold and attainable goal of ending