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NIH releases Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research progress report and fiscal year 2025 professional judgment budget

At today’s HHS Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services, NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D., announced the release of two annual NIH documents:  

The progress report features a summary of the past 10 years of achievements made possible through NIH-funded and conducted research, though which scientists: 

  • Advanced understanding of the risk factors, genetics, and mechanisms of disease in dementia 
  • Diversified and de-risked the therapeutic pipeline for disease modifying drugs 
  • Advanced drug repurposing and combination therapy development 
  • Discovered tools to detect, diagnose, and monitor dementia 
  • Advanced clinical research on lifestyle interventions 
  • Increased understanding of how social and physical environmental factors affect dementia risk and disparities 
  • Expanded research on dementia care and care partner supports 

The professional judgment budget proposal outlines examples of prospective research opportunities that NIH could support with additional appropriations funds in FY25, describing investment priorities in six research areas: 

  • Epidemiology/Population Studies 
  • Disease Mechanisms 
  • Diagnosis, Assessment, and Disease Monitoring 
  • Translational Research and Clinical Interventions 
  • Dementia Care and Impact of Disease 
  • Research Resources 

For more information, view the progress report and professional judgment budget proposal.

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