Thanks to the combined work of AIM and the Alzheimer's Association, the federal government has committed to a goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025. But achieving this goal requires a significant research commitment at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
AIM has worked with the Alzheimer's Association to propel the U.S. government to rise to this challenge, resulting in more than quadrupling Alzheimer's research funding since the passage of NAPA — including a historic $425 million increase for Alzheimer's research at the NIH for fiscal year 2019. Today, funding for Alzheimer's and dementia related research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is $2.3 billion.
As a result of the recent increases in NIH funding, scientists are able to work at a more rapid pace to advance basic disease knowledge, explore ways to reduce risk, uncover new biomarkers for early diagnosis and drug targeting, and develop potential treatments.
When Congress begins to consider the FY2020 budget, AIM will continue our efforts to encourage Congress to fund Alzheimer's and dementia research funding at the levels the research community says is needed to address Alzheimer's.