Alzheimer’s research is needed to help us find a cure for a disease that is expected to triple in the next 30 years.
As of now, we have limited resources, even though Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are growing at an alarming rate. Research funding is needed to learn more about Alzheimer’s so that we can figure out ways to prevent Alzheimer’s and better ways to treat it.
Alzheimer’s is the fastest growing disease in the United States. It costs Americans around $236 billion dollars each year and is expected to reach $1.1 trillion dollars by the year 2050. As we are all trying to spread awareness surrounding Alzheimer’s, we need to shift our focus on much needed funding for research.
It is reported that less than one percent of the government’s annual spending on healthcare goes towards Alzheimer’s research. To find between treatment options and ways to deal with Alzheimer’s, we need the support of the government.
Research for cancer, AIDS and cardio vascular diseases receive billions each year from the government, where Alzheimer’s only receive millions. That may seem like a lot, but more is needed to offer support for Alzheimer’s projects around the country, including additional grants for much needed research.
Funding is needed from congress to help provide this much needed research along with the much needed care of those suffering with Alzheimer’s. Many caregivers are unpaid and Alzheimer’s adds additional financial expenses.
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