Most Active Stories
- 'Hate Map' Collects, Charts Texas' Racist, Homophobic Tweets
- First Look at UT Medical School: New Hospital on Red River, Erwin Center Could Be Demolished
- Where Else Could Pres. Obama Have Eaten BBQ in Austin?
- Last Seen, Moving Slowly, on the UT Campus: a Robotic Couch
- Storify: President Obama Visits Austin, Manor
KUT News Staff
National Alzheimer's Plan Could Help With Texas' Large Burden
The Obama Administration has unveiled a plan to address Alzheimer’s disease.
It has five broad goals for addressing the disease and helping families facing challenges from it, with an end- goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025.
Christian Wells is the Executive Vice President & Program Director of the Capital of Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She says having a national plan is becoming increasingly important for Texas as baby boomers age into the high risk range for Alzheimer’s.
“Because we are so populated, we’re up there with California and New York and Florida as really the top four states that are going to be faced with carrying the burden of most of the disease as it increases in frequency," said Wells.
A new website is now available for caregivers to get information on treating the disease.