Before Congress left for an extended break for the holidays, it approved a huge spending bill to the tune of $1.1 trillion, which included provisions directly aimed at aiding research for Alzheimer’s disease.
The bill, which President Obama signed into law on December 16, fully integrated the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act, a bipartisan proposal. The Alzheimer’s Accountability Act, in short, requires that the director of the National Institutes of Health submit a budget on an annual basis to Congress until the year 2025. This budget explicitly spells out how much money will be needed to meet each and every milestone detailed in the National plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.
The goal of the Alzheimer’s Accountability act is to help Congress understand what types of science are necessary to help cure the disease, all through scientific judgment, which will help determine where money should be allocated. This helps avoid decisions based on unforeseen events or varying political interests.
The spending bill mentioned above also includes an additional $25 million in funds for further research of Alzheimer’s.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s are both difficult realities to face, for those who suffer from the disease and also for family members of a dementia or Alzheimer’s patient. With this new funding, we may be closer to a cure than ever before.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are viable options available to continue living life to the fullest extent. One of these options is non-medical home care from Always Best Care.
Our caregivers, who are trained using tools created by the Alzheimer’s Association (which was responsible for introducing the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act), the Department of Health and “In-The-Know”, understand that compassion and extra care is needed to help Alzheimer’s patients.
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