Alzheimer's is the United States' sixth leading cause of death; it is the only top 10 cause of death without a way to prevent, cure or slow its progression. Of the millions of Americans living with the disease, more than 32,000 live in Utah.
We urgently need better treatments for Alzheimer's. We need better ways to identify those at risk for getting the disease, so we can intervene earlier.
As ambassadors of the Utah chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, we are going to Washington, D.C., to join a thousand others individuals to appeal to our members of Congress for action.