Cure Alzheimer's Fund is gratified that President Obama has specifically highlighted Alzheimer's disease research to benefit from increased research funding included in the Administration's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal. We are pleased by the increases at the National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute of Mental Health which is providing support for the Cure Alzheimer's Fund Whole Genome Sequencing program.
As tough economic times continue and government funding becomes even more constrained, any increase in Alzheimer's disease research funding is welcomed. However, much, much more needs to be done. The National Alzheimer's Project Act Advisory Council has called for a minimum of $2 billion a year for Alzheimer's disease research. Even with the increases proposed today in the President's budget, we are a long way from that level.
The President's budget is the first step in the appropriations process and Cure Alzheimer's Fund will continue to work with the administration and Congress to fight for increased levels of funding to combat Alzheimer's disease.