A task force will begin its work Friday to update a statewide plan to better serve Missourians living with Alzheimer’s disease. About 120-thousand Missourians have the disease. Jerry Dowell, with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter, says the 21-member group is charged with making recommendations to the governor and legislature by January.


Dowell says the 21-member task force will hold forums across the state through the end of the year to ask the public for suggestions to help Alzheimer’s patients and their families. Missourinet will have more on the list of town halls once they are set up.