Our government currently lacks a national strategic plan for dealing with dementia.
More than 5.3 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease and doctors project a significant increase in the numbers of baby boomers who will be affected in the future.
Our government currently lacks a national strategic plan for dealing with dementia. The current investment in Alzheimer's disease research by the National Institutes of Health is $457 million per year (about the cost of a single day in the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict). By comparison, the annual investment in cancer research is $6 billion, HIV/AIDS is $3 billion and heart disease is $2 billion. In these latter cases, it is clear that investments in research have begun to pay life-saving dividends. To succeed in stopping the impending epidemic of Alzheimer's disease, we must increase funding for research now.
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