February 7, 2012
Earlier today the Obama Administration announced a commitment of new resources in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
This is an important step for our nation, our Alzheimer’s advocacy movement, and the development and implementation of an effective National Alzheimer’s Plan.
Today’s announcement of an additional $50 million for Alzheimer's research over the coming months, and an additional $106 million in the coming year to research, caregiver support and education is an important step in the right direction to defeat this devastating disease.
Measured against the scale of the crisis, today marks a very important step, but we need to do much, much more. We believe the Administration and Congress understand this point. Yet we also know that during this critical time, progress will not continue unless Alzheimer’s advocates like you keep calling for action.