On December 28, the Alzheimer’s Association reported that Congress signed a $300 million increase in federal Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding. With this increase, dementia research spending now reaches $3.1 billion annually.
Ten years ago, the federal government was investing just $448 million annually in research. The momentum gained over the past decade has been tremendous, and we are starting to see the investment pay off as we find new diagnostic tools, techniques, and prevention tactics. You can read the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) joint statement on this news here.