Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Obama alzheimers

  • The Obama administration is set to announce a plan to spend over half a billion dollars on Alzheimers research next year, the Associated Press reports.
  • (USA Today)
  • Re Studies find Alzheimers spreads like virus in brain (Page A1, Feb. 2): Public awareness regarding this tragic and fatal disease is paramount. Nationwide, an estimated 5.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • The Obama administration wants add $80 million to spending on Alzheimer's research next year, bringing the total to $530 million a year in the hopes of heading off what doctors say will be an avalanche of dementia in the coming decades.
  • (NationalJournal.com)
  • The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimers Plan to find better treatments for the disease and offer better day-to-day care for those afflicted.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Congress passed the National Alzheimers Project Act in December 2010, and President Barack Obama signed it into law this January.
  • (AZCentral.com)
  • an effort mandated by the National Alzheimers Project Act signed into law by President Barack Obama last year. The law called for the government to create a blueprint to beat Alzheimers but provided no new money for the effort.
  • (Reuters)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimers disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.
  • (Today's THV)
  • More than 5 million Americans are estimated to have Alzheimers or similar forms of dementia, although as many as half may not be formally diagnosed. With the rapidly aging population, the toll is projected to reach up to 16 million by 2050.
  • (KWTX)
  • January marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), which provides a federal strategic plan to address the growing epidemic of Alzheimer's disease in our country.
  • (Cincinnati.com)

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