Jan 07

Congress Agrees to Increase Funding for Alzheimer’s Research

By MD for Seniors

American legislators recently approved the 2016 fiscal year budget, and Congress has agreed to increase government funding on research for Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent in the coming year.

According to the Washington Post, a budget including a $350 million increase in spending on Alzheimer’s research during 2016 has been approved, though that number is still dwarfed by research on other diseases. This is a major win for health care advocates, but there is still much work to be done.

A Major Victory
The Alzheimer’s Association celebrated the announcement of the increased spending, the largest such jump in …read more

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