Alzheimer's disease plaque. (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Photo/James Eberwine)

The federal agency that’s supposed to oversee the new U.S. war against Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia is coming together to look at how the war is going.

The agency, the Advisory Council onf Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services, plans to meet at 9 a.m. July 23 at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building in Washington.

The meeting is open to the public, and members of the public can submit written comments and testify in person. Attendees must register for the meeting in advance to get into the HHS building.

The council will air live video of the meeting at http:/www.hhs.gov/live.

The council will talk about implementation of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, a document the council completed in May. The plan includes a recommendation that consumers get more inforation about any private long-term care insurance programs that might be available.