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April 10, 2013   

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Alzheimer's Association applauds dedication of new resources to Alzheimer's epidemic

The Alzheimer's Association commends the Obama administration for dedicating $100 million within President Barack Obama's FY 2014 budget toward the fight against Alzheimer's and the implementation of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. These new resources will be used to fund research, awareness, education and outreach, and caregiver support.
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Study: Cost of treating Alzheimer's and dementia tops $100 billion

A new study puts the cost of treating Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia at $109 billion, making it more expensive than either cancer or heart disease. The study also estimates that costs of treating Alzheimer's and other dementias will reach $259 billion by 2040.
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See our 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures >>


Alzheimer's Navigator helps you map out a plan to approach the disease

When facing Alzheimer's disease, there are a lot of things to consider, such as working with a doctor, caregiver support, activities of daily living and more. The Alzheimer's Association's Alzheimer's Navigator helps guide you to answers by creating a personalized action plan and linking you to information, support and local resources.
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