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NAPA: Landmark Legislation Sparks Decade of Progress

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The Alzheimer’s Association is leading the fight to make Alzheimer’s a national priority

In 2010, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, a separately incorporated advocacy affiliate, worked with Congress to develop the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA). Signed into law on Jan. 4, 2011, NAPA led to the creation of a national strategic plan to address the rapidly escalating Alzheimer’s crisis and fundamentally changed the way the nation addresses Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

Working toward the national goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer's by 2025, the Alzheimer’s Association, AIM and our nationwide network of advocates are the driving force leading to unprecedented levels of federal research funding and improved access to care and support services.

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As we mark the 10th anniversary of NAPA, thank Congress for including our policy priorities in its end-of-year bill.

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About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

About the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement

The Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) is a separately incorporated advocacy affiliate of the Alzheimer’s Association. AIM works to develop and advance policies to overcome Alzheimer’s disease through increased investment in research, enhanced care and improved support. For more information, visit alzimpact.org.