The Silver Book: Slaying the Medicare Dragons – Neurological Diseases

In the third of four briefings looking at the growing burden of chronic disease and the promise of innovation, the Alliance for Aging Research will focus on neurological diseases. More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, with age being the greatest risk factor. One in eight people age 65 and older, and nearly half of those over 85, have the disease. There are more than 1 million Americans who live with Parkinson's disease, with 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Moderator:
Daniel Perry
Executive Director
Alliance for Aging Research

Panelists:
• Dr. John Growdon, Research Advances in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Director, Movement and Memory Disorder Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
• Jennifer Zeitzer, The Societal Burden of Alzheimer's
Director of Congressional Relations
Alzheimer's Association
• Zakia Richburg
Alzheimer's Caregiver
• Amy Comstock Rick
Executive Director, Parkinson's Action Network
• Paula Wittekind
PAN's Florida State Coordinator

This briefing is cosponsored by Parkinson's Action Network and Alzheimer's Association. This briefing series is supported by a grant from Biotechnology Industry Organization.