Alzheimer’s Association: Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease signed into law by President Obama

At the urging of the Alzheimer’s Association and its more than 600,000 advocates, the funding bill signed into law today by President Obama contained an unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach and caregiver support. The Association applauds the Obama administration for calling for increased Alzheimer’s funding in the president’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget and Congress for providing funding to enable the continued, effective implementation of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. Both the administration and Congress have recognized the unfolding Alzheimer’s crisis and worked in a bipartisan fashion to strengthen Alzheimer’s care and support while accelerating research toward therapies that can slow, stop and ultimately prevent this disease.

“The Alzheimer’s Association celebrates this significant milestone with our more than 600,000 advocates who have been relentless in their efforts given the current fiscal climate. Their determination and passion are second to none,” said Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association. “We commend President Obama for including Alzheimer’s in his budget request and Congress for providing additional resources to convert scientific opportunity into life-changing outcomes. We look forward to continuing to work together with both the Administration and Congress to build further momentum toward overcoming this devastating disease. It will be through collaboration and ongoing resource commitments that we will meet the goal of the National Alzheimer’s Plan of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025.”

 

Continue reading here: http://www.alz.org/news_and_events_62779.asp

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