Tag Archives: National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA)

February 2012 News

White House proposes a funding increase for Alzheimer’s research

The lack of necessary funding to conduct research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is generally cited as one of the triggers for the impending Alzheimer’s epidemic. Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Obama Administration requested a $156 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s research over the next two years. Alan Silverleib, a reporter for CNN, writes that the funding will support basic … Read the rest »

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January 2012 News

First goal of national Alzheimer’s plan is to develop a treatment by 2025

The first goal listed for the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) is to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.  That goal is one of five, but it has attracted the most attention because those who work in the field of Alzheimer’s research do not believe they will find a cure in the near future.  Congress authorized NAPA in late 2010 and President Obama signed the … Read the rest »

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