March 19th, 2013

Alzheimer’s Kills More in U.S. as Advocates Seek Funding

By Logan Lafferty

While the National Alzheimer’s Project Act was signed into law in January 2011 to coordinate efforts to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, funding hasn’t caught up, advocates and researchers said. “Even before the sequester, the National Institute on Aging was only funding about 1 in 10 of the grants they received even though easily twice as many were meritorious,” said David Knopman, a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. “It might get worse now.”

 

Bloomberg by Meg Tirrell & Drew Armstrong

Tags: alzheimer's disease, American Academy of Neurology, Bloomberg, Dr. David Knopman, Finanical, funding, Mayo Clinic Rochester, National Alzheimer's Project Act, National Institute on Aging, Neurology

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