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Fiscal year 2018 bypass budget for Alzheimer's and related dementias available online

A new report prepared by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH at the request of Congress—Stopping Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Advancing Our Nation's Research Agenda—is now available online. It outlines additional funding for NIH during fiscal year 2018 estimated to fully meet the ultimate research goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease—to effectively treat and prevent Alzheimer's and related dementias by 2025.

The bypass budget narrative also highlights research opportunities and advancements in a broad spectrum of basic and translational research and outlines future research strategies, including:

  • understanding the biology of Alzheimer's, related dementias, and the aging brain
  • identifying genetic influences involved in risk for Alzheimer's
  • detecting the earliest brain changes in Alzheimer's and related dementias
  • understanding gender and racial differences in the impact of Alzheimer's
  • translational research enabling the design and testing of new drugs for these conditions
  • testing in clinical trials new therapies to prevent, delay, or treat Alzheimer's
  • finding better ways to support caregivers

In addition to the NIA, the Alzheimer's disease and related dementias professional judgment budget covers possible projects from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other components of the NIH.

Read the report online: Stopping Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Advancing Our Nation's Research Agenda