A proposed plan to develop a national Alzheimer's disease prevention and treatment strategy by 2025 focuses on research, increasing clinical trial participation, educating health care providers on early detection and providing patients' families with appropriate support services. Defeating Alzheimer's disease "will likely happen in a series of small victories," said Eric Hall, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and a member of the HHS advisory council. But because the plan lacks specific timelines and does not assign accountability, it is not aggressive enough to achieve its goals, says George Vradenburg, chairman of USAgainstAlzheimer's, who is also a member of the advisory panel.

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