Cure Alzheimer's Now! Tell Congress to Increase Federal Funding for Research!
We need to cure Alzheimer’s now. Not only is it a devastating disease that affects millions of Americans, but if we don't find a cure soon, the treatment and care for this disease alone could bankrupt the entire health care system.
There are 36 million Alzheimer’s patients worldwide, 6 million in this country alone, and as baby boomers are aging, this amount is going to double every 10-20 years.
Most people don't realize this, but we will spend $2 trillion over the next decade on Alzheimer's care alone -- more than wiping out Medicare and Medicaid programs. The federal government needs to prepare for this tsunami by making a national commitment to cure this terrible disease now. Alzheimer’s receives only a little over $400 million a year in federal funding -- merely a drop in the bucket. That must change.
Help us stand up for Alzheimer’s. Contact your representatives in Congress and ask them to support increased federal funding for Alzheimer’s research.