Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Calls for 40% Increase in Funding for Alzheimer’s Research

Posted June 8, 2016

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is thankful to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for their support of increasing vital funding for Alzheimer’s disease research with the NIH. With a $400 million increase, the proposed budget for Alzheimer’s research at the NIH will reach close to $1.4 billion, nearly triple what it was three years ago, demonstrating the understanding in Congress of the need to continue to fund research to address the disease.

This historic increase is the result of hard work and collaboration by many Alzheimer’s and aging-related organizations including Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. These groups have worked tirelessly with members of Congress and their staffs who have been true champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. In 2010, Congress passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act that resulted in a National Plan to cure Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. The plan has focused much-needed attention on the devastating fiscal and societal impact of Alzheimer’s disease.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has been very active in working to increase funding for research and will continue as the appropriations process moves forward. We will continue to take a leadership role in working to with Congress to provide additional funding needed to meet the target of $2 billion per year for 10 years, so that a cure can be found and alleviate the suffering of so many who are afflicted with the disease, and their families.

Read more about the proposed funding increase from Stat News.