Cure Alzheimer’s Applauds Alzheimer’s Study Group But Calls for More Research

Posted March 26, 2009

The Alzheimer’s Study Group was established on July 11, 2007 under the auspices of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease with the charge of creating a National Alzheimer’s Strategic Plan to overcome America’s mounting Alzheimer’s crisis.

The National Alzheimer’s Strategic Plan was released at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

The Alzheimer’s Study Group Strategic Plan>

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund recognizes the significant work of the Alzheimer’s Study Group and appreciates the solid framework they developed for a strategic national plan. However, we also believe we must be more aggressive and ambitious in defining a research agenda and timelines for development of effective therapies in our battle against this devastating disease. The last two decades have shown that understanding the causes and genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s is absolutely critical to determining the disease models on which effective treatments and a potential cure should be based.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s Statement on the Alzheimer’s Study Group’s Strategic Plan>