Published on February 8, 2012 at 5:13 AM
The Associated Press: Obama To Seek More Alzheimer's Research Money
The Obama administration wants to spend just over half a billion dollars on Alzheimer's research next year, hoping to battle back against what could become the defining disease of the aging baby-boom generation. ... The move is part of the administration's development of the first National Alzheimer's Plan, a congressionally-ordered strategy that will combine research toward better dementia treatments with steps to help overwhelmed families to better cope today. ... the administration said it will propose spending $26 million for other goals of the still-to-be-finalized plan, including caregiver support (Neergaard, 2/7).
Related, earlier feature from KHN: Different Takes: The National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease (1/31)
This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.