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Congress Passes Record $122 Million Increase for Alzheimer's

An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support stemming from the efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates was passed swiftly by Congress today. 

Congress has been engaged in addressing Alzheimer's over the last several years, having unanimously passed the bipartisan National Alzheimer's Project Act that mandated the first-ever National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. The Alzheimer's Association looks forward to President Obama's signature on this most recent funding bill and subsequent announcements of how these resources will be used to meet the goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer's by 2025 established in this plan.

"The Alzheimer's Association applauds the bipartisan efforts of Congress and its recognition of the important messages delivered by our more than 600,000 advocates. Their personal stories, backed by the stark facts about the impact of this disease, powerfully conveyed the critical need for increased funding," said Robert Egge, Alzheimer's Association vice president of public policy. "We are committed to the families facing this disease and changing the trajectory of this crisis."

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