Our expert this month is Ronald C. Petersen, PhD, MD, Director of Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. An internationally recognized expert on Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Petersen is a member of the World Dementia Council. He also chairs the Advisory Committee on Research, Care and Services for the National Alzheimer's Project Act and serves on the Executive Committee of the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry.
Dear Dr. Petersen,
My wife and I have seen how Alzheimer's disease can financially drain families. The cost is alarming, especially when you consider that the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is expected to grow. What can we do as individuals, and as a nation, to increase research funding for Alzheimer's disease?