Alzheimer’s Research and Support Act

The Alzheimer’s Research and Support Act establishes an Alzheimer’s research program and further addresses the needs of people with Alzheimer’s and the families that care for them.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease affects one-in-nine Americans at age 65, and one-in-three by age 85. It is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and Alzheimer’s consumes 20% of the Medicare budget.

The legislation creates two types of competitive grants: research grants will focus on prevention, treatments, causes and cures; dementia grants will help empower caregivers through tools to cope and better care for their loved ones.

STATUS: The bill is in the Finance Committee. (S.F. 247)

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