A medical alert tonight, researchers say the number of Alzheimer's cases are on the rise and the situation is only expected to get worse.
The Alzheimer's association says today that more than five million Americans are living with the disease, a 10% increase from just five years ago.
Alzheimer's advocates are asking congress to fund research. They believe aging baby boomers could create an explosion in future healthcare costs.
Scientists are developing tests to spot Alzheimer's sooner and drugs that keep it from stealing memories but any possible treatments are still years away.