03.20.2014 Back to News

Dementia Conference Features Alzheimer's Experts

Some of the biggest names in advocacy and research are here in Omaha this weekend to talk about the progress they're making toward finding a cure for Alzheimer's.

New numbers out this week show five million Americans have the disease. That number will more than triple by 2050, and consume the national healthcare budget. About 200 people are expected Friday at the La Vista Conference Center, and for the first time, family and caregivers are invited.

It's something that Harry Johns, President of the National Alzheimer's Association, says is important.

Watch the KMTV story featuring Methodist's Deborah Conley and Stephen Zubrod.