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.
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Stephen Charles-Kendall, United States6 years ago
Janci Duran, United States7 years ago Comments: We are gaining more knowledge of this devastating disease and can't stop or slow down research! I have had several members of my family overtaken by this terrible disease, which my mother currently has. Please do what you can to support additional Alzheimer's funding!
Masha Rykova, United States7 years ago
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