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Through our committed advocacy network, AIM has helped secure a seven-fold increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding since the passage of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). Following a $289 million increase signed into law in March 2022, and added to current NIH spending, annual federal funding for Alzheimer’s research will be more than $3.5 billion.

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As a result of this unprecedented 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.

For decades, millions of Americans and their families have waited for improved, effective therapies for Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Around the globe, researchers are working to find solutions for those facing the crushing realities of this relentless disease.

Thanks to our tireless advocates, AIM helped achieve today’s unprecedented levels of Alzheimer’s research funding. This funding is directly empowering scientists to explore a wide variety of pathways that could yield promising new therapies for people living with Alzheimer’s in the future.

It’s an exciting time for Alzheimer’s and dementia research. At any given moment, discovery is happening. Learn more about these exciting developments in Realizing the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: Leadership Toward Treatment and Prevention.

 

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Be a Champion in the Fight to End Alzheimer’s

Our voices are stronger together. Help AIM advance legislation to improve the lives of people impacted by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

  • Share your story with elected officials
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  • Write a letter to the editor

Federal Priorities

A National Response to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia

The bipartisan NAPA Reauthorization Act (S. 4203 / H.R. 7775) and the Alzheimer’s Accountability and Investment Act (S. 4202 / H.R. 7773) would build on the progress made over the last decade by continuing to promote rapid research and improve the delivery of clinical care and services for people living with Alzheimer’s.

A Path to Better Dementia Care

The bipartisan Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act (S. 1125 / H.R. 2517) would ask the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to test a different payment structure for dementia care management. This important bill has the potential to streamline today’s complicated health care maze for people living with dementia and their caregivers.