Dementia

Lawmakers voted unanimously this legislative session to pass an act that creates the Alzheimer's and Dementia Advisory Council, which will be charged with overseeing an Alzheimer's and Dementia Disease Plan. David Cook with the Arkansas chapter of the Alzheimer's Association says the state has to address the growing number of people and families dealing with the disease.

In 2014, about five million Americans were diagnosed with dementia, but that number is projected to nearly triple by 2060. Research is being done to learn more about dementia-related diseases, but many studies don't have enough participants. We speak with Michael Splaine, managing partner for Recruitment Partners LLC, about connecting with the public and getting more people involved in Alzheimer's and dementia studies.