Goal #1: Prevention & Treatment

A major goal of the National Alzheimer’s Plan is to Prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.

For 2012, the Plan includes $50 million in additional funding for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The fiscal year 2013 budget request proposes an additional $80 million for Alzheimer’s research. In fulfillment of one of the Plan’s action steps, the NIH held an international research conference in May 2012 to begin mapping the specific path, strategies and priorities that are needed to reach the Plan’s goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025. Furthermore, international outreach to governments and public-private partnerships will be expanded to enhance collaboration and coordination of research efforts.

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