The Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act is a tremendous step in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. There are more than five million people living with Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to soar to as many as 16 million by mid-century.
This important legislation passed by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) offers promise for someday having a world without Alzheimer's disease.
By calling for a doubling of the funding for Alzheimer's research at the National Institutes of Health from $640 million to $1.3 billion, this bold legislation authorizes the necessary resources to restore momentum in the pursuit of better diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this devastating disease.
New treatments that alter the course of the disease could save millions of baby boomers from the disease and yield $61 billion in annual Medicare and Medicaid savings within five years of a breakthrough. The Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act is the necessary impetus to create this important outcome.
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Alzheimer's Bill Promises More Funding for Research