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April 16, 2016

We must address the chronic underinvestment in research to ultimately solve the Alzheimer crisis. We need to get more Alzheimer drugs in the pipeline. To do this, we must increase the research investment in Alzheimer's to levels similar to other leading causes of death, such as cancer and heart disease. Only then will we have the chance to see the same type of progress ?? such as declining death rates, and viable lifestyle-based prevention strategies ?? and stop this epidemic. If we do not invest now, the cost of Alzheimer's disease to taxpayers in Medicare and Medicaid costs will be $20 trillion dollars over the next 40 years ?? equal to 25 economic stimulus bills.In addition to increasing funding, it is imperative that people volunteer for Alzheimer's clinical trials. Later this year, at the Alzheimer's Association 2010 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD) the Association is planning to launch a first of its kind tool to help match people with Alzheimer's and caregivers with Alzheimer's clinical trials.

Next week, the Alzheimer's Association is bringing together advocates from across the country at the Alzheimer's Action Summit to encourage legislators to increase funding for Alzheimer's disease. Join us in Washington, D.C. or take action virtually at alz.

SOURCE Alzheimer's Association