Alzheimer’s get funding boost

A February 7, 2012 Kaiser Health News article reported on the Obama administration’s boost in Alzheimer’s funding. According to the article, while the bulk of the administration’s investment will go toward research, $26 million — also being requested in the FY 2013 budget — would support care and outreach to people with the disease and their caregivers. A committee of experts is currently developing the particulars of a national plan to address Alzheimer’s, which is expected to be completed later this spring. For now that group’s draft framework is helping to guide HHS in setting funding priorities.