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 a more than six-fold increase in Alzheimer's and dementia 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 $2.8 billion, following an additional $350 million increase for fiscal year 2020.
As a result of these significant increases, 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.