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An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar dementias

A real human brain being displayed as part of an exhibition in Bristol, England. (credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Families Urge Action As U.S. Drafts Alzheimer’s Plan

Dementia is poised to skyrocket as the baby boomers age — and it’s a budget-busting disease for Medicare, Medicaid and families. Now the Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer’s Plan.

09/19/2011