March 2012

As part of a recently announced effort to find effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, the Obama administration is seeking more funding for research into the disease. The National Institutes of Health announced it will devote an additional $50 million to dementia research and the President will ask Congress for $80 million to fund Alzheimer’s research in 2013. Experts and advocates say the more than half a billion dollars allocated for Alzheimer’s next year isn’t enough and, in order to make real progress, nearly $2 billion a year would be needed. Still, with 5 million Americans currently suffering with the disease, the increased effort is a significant step toward discovering new and efective treatments for Alzheimer’s