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Booming Forward: Utah’s fight against Alzheimer’s

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Jan 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-20 18:46:14-05

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and every 67 seconds, someone else is diagnosed.

Alzheimer’s is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  The Alzheimer's Association defines the ailment as a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

Research continues to be done around the world but there may soon be a more collaborative effort in the fight in Utah.

Ronnie Daniel, executive director of Utah’s Alzheimer’s Association chapter, hopes to pass a bill that declares the disease a public health issue.

The group hopes to enlist members of the Legislature to spearhead the bill.

For the full story, watch the video above.

For more information on Alzheimer's visit the Alzheimer's association at www.alz.org.