Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A New Hope?

Well, I guess we'll see if this actually helps... personally I'm not sure if the government is capable of doing anything useful to help with this terrible epidemic.

National Plan to Fight Dementia Released

Yesterday Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released an ambitious national plan to fight Alzheimer's disease. The plan was called for in the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), which President Obama signed into law in January 2011. NAPA sets forth five goals, including the development of effective prevention and treatment approaches for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by 2025.

The National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease also includes related dementias like Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal degeneration, vascular dementia and mixed dementias. While the media may only mention Alzheimer's, the law and the National Plan is clearly inclusive of these related disorders, and the impact of this new national plan will ultimately benefit all families dealing with dementia through greater public awareness, increased education of healthcare professionals and increased research funding.

Read the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease.

For more information on the national plan to address Alzheimer's disease, please visit:


The LBDA Team

Lewy Body Dementia Association

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