For Immediate Release: March 20, 2009
Senate Urges Congress to Increase Funding for Alzheimer's Research
In 2006, nearly 73,000 Americans
died of Alzheimer's disease and 411,000 citizens
were diagnosed with the disease, and that number
is expected to skyrocket as Baby Boomers get older.
State Sen. Mary
Easley wonders why, based on these numbers,
the federal government is not spending more to
research the disease. She authored Senate Concurrent
Resolution 2 urging Congress to increase federal
funding for Alzheimer's disease research.