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 … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Association: Action Alert! Alzheimer’s Tax Check-off Extension Scheduled for Hearing

From our colleagues at the Alzheimer’s Association: AB 394 (Yamada and Grove) – which would extend the state income tax check-off for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Fund for five years – is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on Monday, April 1st, 2013.The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring this … Continue reading

Joining the Movement to End Alzheimer’s

From our colleagues at the Alzheimer’s Association: You can make a difference in our fight to reclaim the future – a future free from Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Lead the way and be the first to sign up for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’sTM 2012 on “The Advocates” team page. In 2011, … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Association: TAKE ACTION! Ask Congress to make a down payment in the fight against Alzheimer’s!

Take Action Ask Congress to make a down payment in the fight against Alzheimer’s The President’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget request to Congress included $100 million to support Alzheimer’s research, public awareness and education, health provider training, and family caregiver support. These resources are sorely needed in order to accelerate the development of breakthrough treatments … Continue reading

NAPA Draft Plan Released

  From our colleagues at the Alzheimer’s Association On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA), requiring the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the National Alzheimer’s Project to: • Create and maintain an integrated national plan to overcome Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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