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Source: Alzheimer's Association

Source: Alzheimer’s Association

The 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures Report was released this week, just as over 1,000 advocates stormed Capitol Hill at the annual Advocacy Forum.

It’s a reminder that we must keep at it, we must continue to speak out and encourage others to do the same.

In his testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging this week, Dr. Ronald Petersen, Director of Alzheimer’s Research at the Mayo Clinic, had this to say:

“From a public health perspective, we cannot wait until individuals become symptomatic; we must address the earliest biologic underpinnings of the disease.”

He went on to tell Senators that researchers are “on the precipice” of finding ways to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s or slow its progress once it takes hold of the brain.

Read more about Dr. Petersen’s testimony in this Minneapolis Star Tribune article and watch this (less than) 2-minute long video to learn more.