The Florida House votes this week on a bill that would earmark 15 million dollars a year over the next four years for Alzheimer’s research. The Senate is considering a similar bill. The need is great. The average life expectancy in this country is now 77.6 years. By age 75, more than 12 percent of people will have developed Alzheimers – by age 85 – it’s more like 50 percent. WGCU’s Valerie Alker spoke to one of Southwest Florida’s leading Alzheimer’s researchers and has this report.
Monday, 24 April 2006 01:00
Alzheimer's ResearchWritten by Valerie Alker