Increase funding for Alzheimer\'s

Alzheimers places tremendous financial and emotional burdens on individuals affected by the disease and their family caregivers. Stopping Alzheimers is an economic investment but also a good public plan. Medicare spent $91 billion and Medicaid $21 billion on Alzheimers alone last year. We cant afford to wait for a cure or better treatments we must take action to ensure that scientists find treatments to delay halt or reverse the progression of Alzheimers. I urge you to support $30 billion for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Fiscal Year 2008 omnibus appropriations bill.Funding NIH at this level would provide a $16 million increase for Alzheimers research. We\'ve got to find a way to manage Alzheimers and ultimately find a way to prevent it. You wouldn\'t want this to happen to your family. Let\'s see if we can stop it from happening to all families.


I am a college student who is working on a social change project for class and in doing so is trying to get a meeting with Rob Blagojevich to discuss Alzheimer\'s funding.


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