The National Institute of Aging July 29 released its FY 20201 Professional Judgement, or Bypass, Budget for Alzheimer's and related dementias. The Executive Summary covers recent advances in research including a better understanding of genetics and disease mechanisms, efforts to make clinical trials more accessible, and estimates that an additional $2.822 billion for Alzheimer's and related dementias will be needed in FY 2021 to reach NIA's goal of treating or preventing these diseases by 2025.
In response to the budget release, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) released a statementnoting her longstanding support of biomedical research, and her contribution to developing the National Alzheimer's Project Act which "sets a goal of effectively treating, curing, or preventing Alzheimer's disease by 2025." Sen. Collins continued, "Investment in biomedical research is critical to achieving these goals, and NIH has now officially informed Congress of the investment needed to combat this devastating disease. I support the NIH's budget request."