Tuesday, January 17, 2012
NAPA act would aim to end Alzheimer's by 2025; 15 million unpaid caregivers involved now
Janice Llyod has a story in USA Today, “Alzheimer’s heaps unparalleled stress on caregivers”, link here. The article says that now about 15 million unpaid family members and “friends” pay for Alzheimer’s patients.
Janice also has another story linked there about the proposed National Alzheimer’s Project Act which aims to be able to prevent the disease by 2025. President Obama had signed NAPA in January 2010. It would obviously be of great concern that deficit reduction could affect public funding of Alzheimer’s research, given the debt battles of the past year.
Picture: from NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, Washington DC, Jan. 14.