LBDA

DEMENTIA FUNDING AT RISK

About
 
In 2010 Congress passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, an important opportunity to build upon federal programs and other efforts to improve Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias like LBD. Since then, it has received more funding to continue its efforts to properly address concerns and advance treatments related to dementia.

Historic increases in dementia research funding have been passed the last 2 years surrounding efforts related to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. Another major increase for research and care programs was recommended for 2017 by both the House of Representatives and the Senate appropriations committees.

At the end of 2016, Congress failed to pass a new budget for 2017. Instead, it passed a temporary plan to continue funding at 2016 levels through April 28, 2017.

But now, April is quickly approaching and some in Congress want to pass a year-long plan to continue funding at 2016 levels. This would prevent the recommended increases in funding for dementia research and care. 
 

Take Action Now!
 
LET YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS KNOW THAT DEMENTIA FUNDING IS IMPORTANT!
Contact your legislators today and tell them:
  • Your name
  • Where you live
  • That you are concerned about funding levels for dementia research and care
  • And you have three requests for your legislator:
    • Reject the idea of a full year of funding at 2016 levels
    • Complete work on the 2017 budget by the end of April
    • Include the dementia-related funding increases as planned by the House and Senate appropriations committees last spring
A quick phone call makes a huge impact, but you can also choose to email your elected officials.

Find your Senator: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact
Find your Representatives http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/