Record $122 million increase proposed for Alzheimer’s disease in funding bill
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January 15, 2014
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Record $122 million increase proposed for Alzheimer’s disease in funding bill
The fiscal year 2014 federal budget funding bill released by bipartisan House and Senate negotiators includes the largest funding increase in history dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia — $122 million for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach and caregiver support. This achievement was driven by the unrelenting outreach of more than 600,000 Alzheimer’s Association advocates to members of Congress, sharing their personal experiences and explaining the dramatic impact Alzheimer’s is imposing on our nation and economy.

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The voices of Alzheimer's Association advocates have resulted in the largest proposed increase in federal funding for Alzheimer's disease research and care programs. Help us continue the momentum by joining us for the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum April 7-9 in Washington, D.C., as we put a spotlight on the disease and compel our policymakers to engage in the fight.
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