The Alzheimer’s Association is leading a campaign to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by the year 2025. The effort is centered around expanded research and naturally relies upon the government to fund a sizable portion of that research. Harry Johns is president of the Alzheimer’s Association. He explains what progress is being made right now and whether there is more hope for a way to prevent the disease or to treat it with greater success. Johns also explains why research funding should not be on the table if Congress ever gets around to cutting spending and he details the cost to the nation if there is no significant progress in stopping Alzheimer’s from afflicting a rapidly aging population.