Alzheimer’s Federal Research Funding Increased $350 Million On December 18th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law a $350 million increase for federal Alzheimer’s disease research funding in the FY2016 budget. Congress answered the call of hundreds of thousands of advocates from across the country with the largest increase ever for federal Alzheimer’s research funding – a nearly 60% increase from FY2015’s funding. Increasing the funding for Alzheimer’s research is essential in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Through the documentation of scientific needs and opportunities requiring additional funding to proceed, advancing awareness and concern for Alzheimer’s, and advocating, making our message heard, we successfully received this increase in funds. While the funding is a cause for celebration, we need to continue to build on this progress – advocating for more resources to prevent, slow and eventually develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease! More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 15 million families or unpaid caregivers are caring for them. We need their voices and yours to continue to continue the conversation about Alzheimer’s disease, raising awareness and advocating for the cause. Become an Alzheimer’s Advocate today, visit http://www.alz.org/advocacy or call 800-272-3900 for more information on how to get involved
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