Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death, killing more Americans each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yet in 2011, the National Institutes of Health spent over 6 billion dollars on cancer research and less than 480 million on Alzheimer’s research.
Thankfully, Alzheimer’s is finally getting the attention — and research funding it deserves.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday rolled out a plan to fight Alzheimer’s, setting a 2025 deadline to find ways to effectively prevent and treat the degenerative disease.
The initiatives set out by the Department of Health and Human Services include the funding of clinical trials, a new public education campaign and the development of up-to-date training for doctors and other providers about how to care for Alzheimer’s patients and their families.
Check out the National Alzheimer’s Plan!
More about Alzheimer’s and the new Plan from my favorite guy Brian Williams.