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WASHINGTON - The Associated PressThe Obama administration has declared Alzheimer’s one of the biggest U.S. health challenges, adopting a national strategy that sets the clock ticking toward better treatments by 2025, along with help for suffering families today.
“What we know is a lot more needs to be done and it needs to be done right now, because people with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones and caregivers need help right now,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in announcing the first National Alzheimer’s Plan.
Among the first steps: A new website www.alzheimers.gov that Sebelius called a one-stop shop for families who need easy-to-understand information about dementia and to learn where to get help in their own communities.
This summer, doctors and other health providers can start getting some free training on how to spot the early signs of Alzheimer’s and the best ways to care for those patients. And scientists are rolling up their sleeves, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins told a meeting of the world’s top Alzheimer’s scientists gathered to decide the top priorities to help meet that ambitious goal of better treatments, perhaps even ways to stall the disease, by 2025.