Alzheimer’s impact is a societal and economic issue, health advocate says

USAgainstAlzheimer’s chairman and co-founder George Vradenburg discusses the emotional and economic toll Alzheimer’s has on society as a whole and criticizes that lack of urgency by our political leaders in their willingness to address this health crisis. “The cost of dementia to the world today exceeds 1 percent of total global economic activity.  In the United States, the cost of dementia will be comparable to the defense budget in the coming decades,” adding that “Government leadership here and abroad does not understand the scope and overall impact of Alzheimer’s on their societies.”

Read the full article by Mike Peticca in the Cleveland Plain Dealer here.