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Video: US To Allocate $ 50 Million [to End Alzheimer's]
2023 Author: Abraham Higgins | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-30 04:59
US to Allocate $ 50 Million [to End Alzheimer's]
The US government will provide an additional $ 50 million in 2012 to fight Alzheimer's disease. About 25 million is planned to be spent on studying the genetic causes of the disease. In addition, part of the funds will be used to organize and conduct trials of drugs that prevent the development of senile dementia.
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The administration of US President Barack Obama will allocate an additional $ 50 million in 2012 to fight Alzheimer's disease. According to Bloomberg, these funds will be used to study the genetic causes of the disease, as well as trials of drugs that prevent its development.
According to Richard Hodes, head of the National Institute of Aging in Bethesda, Maryland, about $ 25 million is planned to be spent on decoding the genomes of patients with Alzheimer's disease. As part of these studies, scientists will try to identify individual genes and mutations responsible for the development of the disease.
The remaining funds, according to Howdes, will be allocated to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the most promising projects in the study of senile dementia. The NIH has previously budgeted $ 450 million to fight the disease.
The US Department of Health and Human Services, in turn, plans to spend $ 26 million in 2012 on non-research initiatives. In particular, part of these funds will be directed to support families of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
In addition, the head of the department Kathleen Sebelius said that the president of the country intends to reserve another 80 million dollars in the budget for 2013 for research on senile dementia. The US government Medicare and Medicaid programs provide $ 130 billion annually to provide free medical care to patients with this disease.
In January 2012, the Obama administration announced the adoption of the National Alzheimer's Plan. The government intends to support scientists who will have to develop an effective way to treat and prevent the disease by 2025.
Experts predict that by 2050, the number of Americans with senile dementia could triple to reach 16 million. The annual cost of maintaining such patients in medical facilities, as well as home care, is estimated at a trillion dollars.