Alzheimer's is a debilitating disease that affects 1 in 8 people, and Thursday area leaders met to discuss the progress being made to end it.
The Quincy Senior Center hosted The Alzheimer's Association legislative event where lawmakers and medical experts discussed the strides being made to fight the disease.
Speakers provided updates on legislation, research and community projects involved with Alzheimer's, and say the impacts of the disease are far-reaching.
"All of us have I believe have been affected one way or another by Alzheimer's and the facts say that it is a significant health risk for so many of us to face. It is very costly and deprives everyone of their self-dignity," said Rep. Jil Tracy, R-94th District.
The Alzheimer's Association's goal is to find a cure or new prevention methods by 2025.
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