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New Alzheimer’s plan seeks care transformation
San Diego Union-Tribune

Today there are not enough neurologists, geriatricians and psychologists to care for the estimated 5.1 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease — a number projected to reach 7.1 million by 2025. This means that family doctors often end up diagnosing and treating the devastating neurodegenerative disease and related forms of dementia alongside myriad other conditions that arrive in their exam rooms daily.

While there are good guidelines to follow for some conditions, such as high blood pressure, that is not the case for Alzheimer’s.