SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah officials will be discussing the impact of Alzheimer's disease and taking public comment during an upcoming hearing.
The Alzheimer's State Plan Task Force is scheduled to meet Thursday at the state Department of Health offices in Salt Lake City.
The task force has held five previous meetings throughout the state.
Task force members are especially interested in comment from representatives of the state's minority populations during the Thursday hearing.
The task force is appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders to develop a plan for dealing with Alzheimer's disease, a progressive, irreversible neurological disorder.
Most Alzheimer's victims are older than 65 but the disease can strike people in their 40s and 50s. Symptoms include gradual memory loss, impairment of judgment and disorientation.