Clinton Announces Plan to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Clinton speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on  July 14, 2015
Clinton speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on July 14, 2015

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton released a plan to increase funding for Alzheimer’s disease research. The plan calls for the federal government to spend $2 billion a year with the ultimate goal of curing the disease by 2025. The plan calls for a mix of federal and private funds and an increase in research. An outline of the plan is below and full details can be found on The Briefing.

  • Preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025
    • Commit to preventing, effectively treating, and making a cure possible
    • Dedicate a decade-long investment of $2 billion per year to fund Alzheimer’s research and related disorders
    • Ensure a reliable stream of funding between now and 2025
    • Establish a plan of action with the National Institutes of Health, leading researchers, and other stakeholders
  • Ease the burden of Alzheimer’s
    • Cover comprehensive Alzheimer’s care-planning services and help coordinate care among physicians
    • Fight for Medicare to cover a comprehensive care-planning session with a clinician following every new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementias
    • Help protect loved ones who wonder
    • Work with Congress to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program
    • Ensure our seniors know their Medicare benefits, including annual cognitive screening

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News Source: The Briefing, Yahoo Health