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Obama administration adopts a landmark national strategy to fight Alzheimer's disease

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The Obama administration adopts a landmark national strategy to fight Alzheimer's disease, and sets a 2025 goal to find effective treatments.  More than five million Americans have Alzheimer's and that could double by 2050. 

Tuesday, health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius will outline the work that has started and what is expected to happen. 

The National Institutes of Health already approved some major new studies of possible therapies. 

The new plan will give doctors a chance to receive training on how to improve care for people with Alzheimer's.  Some help starts today. 

Families can turn to a one-stop website for easy to understand information about where to get help.  Just visit Alzheimers.gov.

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