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Jeb Bush and Maria Shriver seek common ground on Alzheimer's

The former Florida governor, who once launched a half-billion dollar program to recruit biomedical research to the Sunshine State, has not been shy in calling for more federal dollars to address the disease that affects as many as 5 million Americas age 65 and older.

Personal revelations provide further insight into what motivates a candidate and can draw more attention to a cause or issue. In New Hampshire last week, Bush asked voters to email him with ideas to make Alzheimer's a bigger national priority.

It wasn't long before Maria Shriver, a leading advocate for Alzheimer's research who recentlylaunched a campaign that focuses on educating women about the disease, wrote with some ideas. In an open letter penned for the Huffington Post, Shriver urged Bush to continue talking about Alzheimer's and make it a key issue in the 2016 presidential race.

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