Us Against Alzheimer’s Reports Calls Attention to Higher Risk Among Veterans

Us Against Alzheimer’s Reports Calls Attention to Higher Risk Among Veterans
UsAgainstAlzheimer's released a report showing that Alzheimer's disease is both an urgent healthcare concern among older U.S. military veterans and a threat to the future of younger ones. Titled "Veterans and Alzheimer's: Meeting the Crisis Head On," the report highlights the unique risk factors veterans facee, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). UsAgainst Alzheimer's believes these findings are a clear and compelling call for increased research and improved access to high-quality care to meet the needs of veterans with Alzheimer's and their families. In response, the group is launching VeteransAgainstAlzheimer's (VA2). VA2 is designed to serve as a national network tying veterans, their family members, military leaders, veterans service organizations, with researchers, clinicians and supporters to help increase awareness of the impact of Alzheimer’s on active and retired service members. Among issues VA2 hopes to raise awareness of is the need for increased veteran participation in brain health initiatives and clinical trials, and improved support for families and caregivers. Volunteers can also create public/private partnerships between veterans, the government, corporate philanthropic groups, and scientific communities to address the needs of patients. "This is very personal to me. Love of country and support for our military is in my blood, and more than likel
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