The Alzheimer’s Association recently published this federal update regarding funding for Alzheimer’s research. Please take a few minutes to review the information. If you are so inclined, click through the links below to contact your members of Congress.
Congress has 35 days to reach an agreement on federal funding for Alzheimer’s disease.
Take a moment and urge your members to provide at least $300 million in additional resources for Alzheimer’s research next year.
To avoid another government shutdown, Congress recently passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund federal programs through December 11. Your members have until that time to pass a budget that addresses chronic under investment in Alzheimer’s research.
Over the coming decades the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will grow each year. The latest research reveals more than 28 million baby boomers are expected to develop Alzheimer’s between now and mid-century. With nearly 1 in every 5 Medicare dollars being spent on someone with Alzheimer’s, this growth is expected to dramatically increase already overwhelming costs to our nation.
Yet chronic under investment persists. While Congress provided additional resources last year, current levels fall far short of what researchers say is needed to reach the goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025. That’s why it is critical that Congress act now.