The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease has more than doubled since former President Reagan first declared November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in 1983. Many of those with late-stage Alzheimer's disease are dependent on others for their daily needs. Reporter Vivien Williams spoke with Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, about the HABIT Program that helps those in early stages of the disease develop habits that will hopefully allow them to remain independent longer.
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