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They are one of Washington's power couples he was a top executive that -- well in the CBS.
-- used to -- that cops.
Now they're taking on the fight of their lives at the -- power players of the week.
Only -- in the top ten killers that has no means of prevention and cure for treatment.
George Strait Newburgh is talking about alzheimer's.
The -- is that robs people of their memory damned mind and eventually kills them.
He and his wife of 43 years trash -- have donated millions of dollars to launch an organization.
Called -- against alzheimer's.
What is the goal of us against alzheimer's a means of prevention and treatment by the -- twenty -- but.
Is there any reason to believe that's possible over the next eight years yes the answer is 2020s feasible.
Is it isn't a guarantee a lock -- -- otherwise why should we be in the game.
What makes this group different is it is part philanthropy that invests in research.
But it's also a political action committee contributing to candidates who -- -- -- can really happen.
This way to -- -- were on Capitol Hill meeting with congressman Jim Moran.
Right now cancer is allocated about six billion here for making progress HIV aids three million dollars a year.
Alzheimer's 450 million a year.
And Ladenburg says if we don't find a treatment or cure for alzheimer's it will bankrupt the nation.
Now five million Americans have the disease but -- aging baby boomers that will double in thirty years.
Costing us 200 billion dollars a year -- care for people with alzheimer's 70% of that comes from Medicare and Medicaid.
That is gonna grow to one trillion a year but -- fifty.
Of Ladenburg fight against alzheimer's is personal and precious mother who was -- hard charging New Jersey Democrat.
Died of the disease twenty years ago.
We so -- heard just go down -- from a towering human being.
To a person who didn't know us tough question.
Do you worry that you're gonna get -- Those days where I can't time my teens.
I used yeah I mean I worry is it true you have not been tested until I know that there's a possibility.
-- having some way.
To diminish or stop or -- alzheimer's.
I have no need to know it if I have a death sentence or not.
Honestly how much of this.
Crusade is the fact that you want to find a cure or treatment of course and many.
For the right and the caregiver or the victim one out of two over 85 have this disease and so -- and -- Brandenburg keeps sounding the alarm.
Keep trying to build a political move here against a killer they say is coming for them.
And so many of us with a alzheimer's it is a cruel disease so.
It's going to take tens of millions of lives.
And we can't get ourselves together so that's frustrating.
If you want to learn more about the great Greenberg's cause check out there website also against alzheimer's cotta war.
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