CAF applauds the Alzheimer's Foundation report calling for increased federal investment in aging research

Posted: May 19, 2011

As aging baby boomers are reaching the age of risk for Alzheimer's, the federal funding for research on aging diseases has been sorely inadequate, and it's time for the government to increased investment in research to better treat, prevent and cure diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to a new report released by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA).

Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CAF) applauds the report and author Susan Pechin, AFA vice president of policy. CAF has been successfully working to fill this void in funding for innovative research, but the federal investment is key to finding a cure for this devastating disease. Read more about the AFA "Penny Wise, Pound Foolish" report here.

The Alzforum also provided a detailed look at this issue and the challenges researchers and scientists face.