From USA Today:
Health and Human Services officials are gathering with other medical experts to discuss the framework for the first national plan to fight the disease. The No. 1 goal stated in the early draft of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act is to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025. Although the funding levels have not been determined, disease experts compare the multi-agency federal approach of NAPA to the wars on heart disease and cancer.
“I think the potential impact of this plan is huge,” says Ron Petersen, chairman of the NAPA non-federal advisory council and director of the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. “Given the economic problems, it’s a bit of a challenge, but this is our chance to make a bold statement.”
President Obama signed NAPA into law last January.