Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pop Quiz: What Disease Costs $600 Billion a Year and Has NO Cure?

The Answer:  Alzheimer's Disease.

According to the World Alzheimer's Report, released today, Alzheimer's Disease costs $600 billion, or 1% of the world's GDP.

Today is World Alzheimer's Day, a day to recognize this tremendous public health problem, create awareness, and to take action. To find events occurring world-wide, click here.

To tell your Congressional representative to vote for the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), click here. The goal of NAPA is to create a national inter-Agency group within the Department of Health and Human Services to come up with a national plan for fighting Alzheimer's Disease.

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