2014 National Alzheimer’s Disease Plan Available

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2014 Update, reflecting the nation’s progress toward accomplishing goals set in 2012 and current action steps to achieving them. The 2014 Plan was developed with input from experts in aging and Alzheimer’s disease from Federal, state, private, and non-profit organizations, as well as caregivers and people with the disease. The 2014 Plan includes the following five goals: finding ways to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025; enhancing care for Alzheimer’s patients; expanding support for people with dementia and their families; improving public awareness; and carefully tracking data to support these efforts.

To read the US Department of Health and Human Services Press Release, go to http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/04/20140429a.html