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Dementia Research Progress Reports and Bypass Budget Proposals

Each year, NIH issues an annual progress report featuring highlights of NIH-funded Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research advances. The report provides a comprehensive overview of meaningful prevention, diagnostic, treatment, and care discoveries scientists have made toward addressing the enormous challenges of these devastating diseases.

Additionally, NIH annually submits to the President and then Congress a Professional Judgment Budget that estimates additional future funding needed to most effectively leverage promising scientific opportunities in dementia research. This estimate is often referred to as a "bypass budget" because it is presented without modification through the traditional federal budget process.

Current Reports

  • NIH Scientific Progress Report - Advancements Build Momentum: 10 Years of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Research

    NIH Scientific Progress Report 2023

    Read the 2023 NIH report on scientific progress, which provides an overview of the meaningful progress researchers made between April 2022 and early 2023 in areas including drug development, lifestyle interventions, biomarker research, and more.

  • NIH Professional Judgment Budget for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Research, Fiscal Year 2025

    Bypass Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2025

    This budget proposal outlines the additional funding needed in FY 2025 to advance NIH-supported research toward achieving the goals outlined by the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.

Content related to the latest reports:

Archived Bypass Budget Proposals

View past bypass budget proposals from NIA by fiscal year.

Archived Progress Reports

Scientific advances prior to the 2021-2022 report were incorporated into the Bypass Budget released that year (e.g., the 2020-2021 progress report was embedded into the FY2023 Bypass Budget report).

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