Funding for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

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An appropriations “minibus” funding bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. It was sent to the White House where it was signed by President Trump on September 28, 2018.

With more than five million people living with Alzheimer’s disease, this bill will increase funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health to help find a cure. The CEO of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America stated that “The National Plan to address Alzheimer’s Disease calls for a cure or disease-modifying treatment by 2025, and this funding gets us on a viable path toward putting this goal within the realm of possible.”